Latest earthquakes near Puerto Rico today

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List of latest earthquakes near Puerto Rico.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
May 26, 2024 06:06PM
(Puerto Rico)
M 3.4 97 km W
from Mayagüez
May 26, 2024 05:20PM
(Puerto Rico)
M 2.7 167 km E
from San Juan
May 26, 2024 04:07PM
(Puerto Rico)
M 2.6 37 km WSW
from Ponce
May 26, 2024 07:21AM
(Puerto Rico)
M 2.3 62 km SSW
from San Juan
May 26, 2024 06:23AM
(Puerto Rico)
M 2.8 19 km WSW
from Ponce
May 26, 2024 04:51AM
(Puerto Rico)
M 3.1 164 km WNW
from San Juan
May 26, 2024 04:43AM
(Puerto Rico)
M 2.6 19 km WSW
from Ponce
May 26, 2024 04:41AM
(Puerto Rico)
M 2.6 28 km NW
from Mayagüez
May 26, 2024 01:27AM
(Puerto Rico)
M 2.6 42 km SW
from San Juan
May 25, 2024 11:45PM
(Puerto Rico)
M 2.5 7 km SE
from Yauco
May 25, 2024 10:43PM
(Puerto Rico)
M 2.1 7 km SE
from Yauco
May 25, 2024 08:13PM
(Puerto Rico)
M 2.3 19 km W
from Ponce
May 25, 2024 07:18PM
(Puerto Rico)
M 3.3 94 km N
from Mayagüez
May 25, 2024 02:21PM
(Puerto Rico)
M 3.3 91 km N
from Mayagüez
May 25, 2024 12:01PM
(Puerto Rico)
M 2.6 61 km SSW
from San Juan
May 25, 2024 09:14AM
(Puerto Rico)
M 3.4 78 km NNE
from San Juan
May 25, 2024 06:27AM
(Puerto Rico)
M 4.1 96 km NE
from San Juan
May 25, 2024 06:16AM
(Puerto Rico)
M 4.0 88 km NE
from San Juan
May 25, 2024 06:09AM
(Puerto Rico)
M 3.4 84 km NE
from San Juan
May 25, 2024 04:19AM
(Puerto Rico)
M 3.9 92 km NE
from San Juan
May 25, 2024 03:43AM
(Puerto Rico)
M 3.4 76 km NE
from San Juan
May 25, 2024 03:28AM
(Puerto Rico)
M 3.4 85 km NE
from San Juan
May 25, 2024 02:53AM
(Puerto Rico)
M 3.5 139 km NW
from Mayagüez
May 25, 2024 01:17AM
(Puerto Rico)
M 3.4 269 km WNW
from Mayagüez
May 25, 2024 12:51AM
(Puerto Rico)
M 3.3 265 km WNW
from Mayagüez

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Puerto Rico

Recent Puerto Rico Earthquake News

These are the latest articles published related to earthquakes occurring near Puerto Rico. Check our Earthquake News section for a complete overview of articles written on earthquakes near Puerto Rico and elsewhere.

Puerto Rico Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
62 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 3.4
May 26, 2024 18:06

Average

A total of 620 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Puerto Rico in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 62 earthquakes per year, or 5 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Puerto Rico roughly every 5 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Puerto Rico in 2020. A total of 159 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Puerto Rico that year. The strongest had a 6.4 magnitude.

Yearly Earthquakes within 300 km (186 mi) of Puerto Rico with a magnitude of 4 or above.

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Puerto Rico in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 7 or above have occurred near Puerto Rico during this time. Usually, higher magnitudes are less common than lower magnitudes. Small earthquakes with a magnitude below 4 on the Richter scale have been omitted from this overview.

Earthquakes by magnitude near Puerto Rico (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 591 95.32%
Mag. 5 27 4.35%
Mag. 6 2 0.32%
Mag. 7 0 0.0%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Puerto Rico

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 6.4
On Jan 7, 2020 04:24.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 7.8
On Aug 4, 1946 13:51.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Puerto Rico occurred on Jan 7, 2020 04:24 local time (America/Puerto_Rico timezone). It had a magnitude of 6.4 and struck 27 kilometers (17 mi) south-west of Ponce, at a depth of 9 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Puerto Rico in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-7.8 earthquake struck on Aug 4, 1946 13:51, 289 kilometers (180 mi) south-west of Ponce. It is the strongest earthquake near Puerto Rico in the past 124 years (Our data goes back to January 1st, 1900).

In the table below you will find the strongest earthquakes that occurred near Puerto Rico in the past 10 years. You can use the tabs to find the heaviest historic earthquakes since the year 1900 or within a specific year or distance from Puerto Rico.

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List of strongest earthquakes near Puerto Rico.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Jan 7, 2020 04:24AM
(Puerto Rico)
M 6.4 27 km SW
from Ponce
Sep 23, 2019 11:23PM
(Puerto Rico)
M 6.0 98 km N
from Mayagüez
Jan 11, 2020 08:54AM
(Puerto Rico)
M 5.9 25 km WSW
from Ponce
May 28, 2014 05:15PM
(Puerto Rico)
M 5.8 129 km W
from Mayagüez
Jan 6, 2020 06:32AM
(Puerto Rico)
M 5.8 26 km SW
from Ponce
Dec 9, 2023 10:27AM
(Puerto Rico)
M 5.7 187 km ENE
from San Juan
Jan 7, 2020 07:18AM
(Puerto Rico)
M 5.6 16 km W
from Ponce
Jan 7, 2020 04:34AM
(Puerto Rico)
M 5.6 17 km SW
from Ponce
May 14, 2024 08:30PM
(Puerto Rico)
M 5.6 165 km WNW
from San Juan
May 8, 2022 09:32AM
(Puerto Rico)
M 5.5 193 km ENE
from San Juan

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Puerto Rico

Earthquakes by region of Puerto Rico

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Frequently Asked Questions

These questions are commonly asked in relation to earthquakes occurring near Puerto Rico.

When was the last earthquake in Puerto Rico?

A 3.4 magnitude earthquake hit near Puerto Rico on the evening of May 26, 2024 at 18:06 local time (America/Puerto_Rico). The center of this earthquake was located 97km west of Mayagüez at a depth of 101km under water in the Caribbean Sea. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Puerto Rico in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Puerto Rico?

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit near Puerto Rico on the afternoon of August 4, 1946 at 13:51 local time (America/Puerto_Rico). The center of this earthquake was located 289km west-northwest of Ponce at a depth of 15km under water in the North Atlantic Ocean. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Puerto Rico since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Puerto Rico?

In the past 10 years, 620 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Puerto Rico. This averages to 62 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 6 days.