International Disaster and Emergency Monitoring Center

Preliminary earthquake data and analysis

Earthquake Report
Base data
Event ID 452565
Event time 2021-05-12 08:04:19 (UTC)
Local time 2021-05-12 12:04:19 - [It was afternoon in the affected area.]
Last update 2021-05-12 08:17:28 (UTC)
Magnitude 2.2
Depth 8 km
Class Micro
Hypocenter Shallow depth
Mercalli scale 1
Possible effects People do not feel any Earth movement.
Data status reviewed
Data provider USGS - Earthquake Alert

Continent Caribbean Sea
Country Puerto Rico
Administration area
Nearest settlement Balneario de Cana Gorda
Distance 3 km
Course SSE
Surface type underwater quake
Tsunami region Caribbean Sea
Water surface name Caribbean Sea

Risk Analisys
Nearest nuclear power plants
Bonus (64.44 km)
Nearest marine ports
Playa De Guanica (6.76 km), Playa De Guayanilla (14.59 km), Playa De Ponce (27.28 km), Mayaguez (42.52 km), Aguadilla (63.66 km), Arecibo (64.30 km), Bahia De Jobos (72.45 km), Las Mareas (74.21 km)
Nearest airports
Mercedita Airport (33.47 km), Eugenio Maria De Hostos Airport (47.03 km), Antonio Nery Juarbe Pol Airport (61.56 km), Rafael Hernandez Airport (68.88 km)
Nearest volcanoes
There is no known marine port nearby.
Quick Analysis
Due to the small magnitude of the earthquake and the moderate depth of the hypocenter, minimal damage is conceivable.According to the epicenter of the quake, this is an underwater quake.