International Disaster and Emergency Monitoring Center

Preliminary earthquake data and analysis

Earthquake Report
Base data
Event ID 452356
Event time 2021-05-12 01:09:01 (UTC)
Local time 2021-05-12 05:09:01 - [It was morning in the affected area.]
Last update 2021-05-12 01:31:00 (UTC)
Magnitude 3.6
Depth 10 km
Class Minor
Hypocenter Shallow depth
Mercalli scale 2
Possible effects A few people might notice movement if they are at rest and/or on the upper floors of tall buildings.
Data status
Data provider EMSC

Continent Caribbean Sea
Country Puerto Rico
Administration area
Nearest settlement La Parguera Comunidad
Distance 10 km
Course SSE
Surface type underwater quake
Tsunami region Caribbean Sea
Water surface name Caribbean Sea

Risk Analisys
Nearest nuclear power plants
Bonus (59.92 km)
Nearest marine ports
Playa De Guanica (12.26 km), Playa De Guayanilla (28.42 km), Mayaguez (37.94 km), Playa De Ponce (41.86 km), Aguadilla (62.46 km), Arecibo (73.19 km)
Nearest airports
Eugenio Maria De Hostos Airport (43.59 km), Mercedita Airport (48.06 km), Rafael Hernandez Airport (68.64 km), Antonio Nery Juarbe Pol Airport (71.09 km)
Nearest volcanoes
There is no known marine port nearby.
Quick Analysis
According to the epicenter of the quake, this is an underwater quake.