March 2, 2021

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4.28 tremor recorded in southern Puerto Rico


Another earthquake was reported this afternoon in the southern part of the country with an initial magnitude of 4.28, according to the Puerto Rico Seismic Network.

The epicenter occurred at a depth of 13 kilometers with a maximum intensity of Mayagüez.

They estimate that it was at latitude 17.9 and longitude 66.94. This is 10.38 kilometers south-southwest of Guánica and 16.81 kilometers southeast of Lajas.

“The Puerto Rico Seismic Network (RSPR) received reports that this slight tremor was reported as sense in the western region of Puerto Rico and the southern region of Puerto Rico with a maximum intensity of IV (Modified Mercalli Scale, MM). At the time of generating this bulletin, no damage has been reported, but due to its size and location, it cannot be ruled out "read the bulletin.

No notice, warning or surveillance of tsunami for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

You can also read: Early morning with many tremors

This early morning, a new wave of tremors shook Puerto Rico and although they originated again in the town of Guánica, one of the most affected by recent seismic activity on the island, at least one of them was felt by citizens in places far to the southwest such as Bayamón, Old San Juan, Orocovis and Guayama.

The National Weather Service in San Juan indicated that a magnitude 5.3 tremor was felt at about 2:45 a.m. Today, but soon after they indicated it was 4.9, citing information from the United States Geological Survey. No tsunami threat was generated.



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