Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - Caribbean Sea, 30 km south of Ponce, Segundo Barrio, Ponce, Puerto Rico, on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 08:50 (GMT)

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 6.3 quake Caribbean Sea, 30 km southwest of Ponce, Segundo Barrio, Ponce, Puerto Rico, January, 7 2020 08:24 GMT, which had occurred 26 minutes earlier.
Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - Caribbean Sea, 30 km south of Ponce, Segundo Barrio, Ponce, Puerto Rico, on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 08:50 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 10 km depth

7 Jan 08:59 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Date & time: Jan 7, 2020 08:50:45 UTC
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.74°N / 66.67°W (Caribbean Sea, Puerto Rico)
Antipode: 17.74°S / 113.33°E
Nearby towns and cities:
29 km (18 mi) S of Tallaboa (pop: 1,150) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (19 mi) S of Ponce (pop: 152,600) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (38 mi) SW of Aibonito (pop: 8,950) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) WSW of Guayama (pop: 21,600) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (53 mi) SW of Caguas (pop: 86,800) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (57 mi) SW of Bayamon (pop: 203,500) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (61 mi) SW of Cataño (Catano) (pop: 28,100) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) WSW of Las Piedras (pop: 6,660) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) SW of San Juan (pop: 418,100) --> See nearby quakes!
114 km (71 mi) SW of Loiza (pop: 4,310) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (37 mi) SSW of Puerto Rico Island (pop: 3,474,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.210 kmPuerto Rico RegionGFZ
5.010 kmPuerto Rico RegionEMSC
5.010 kmPuerto Rico RegionGeoAu
5.010 km6km SE of Tallaboa, Puerto RicoUSGS

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San Sebastian (77.9 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Lares, PR (69.7 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : It was really strong with loud buzzing noise  
Puerto Rico, San Juan Antiguo Barrio, San Juan (101.8 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
République dominicaine, punta cana (216.6 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Cayey, PR, US (70.9 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : No electricity. Few neighbors are outside. My cat was startled. Lasted a few seconds. (reported through our app)  
Corozal (74.5 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Bayamón (88.3 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Aguadilla (94 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Galateo (81.6 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
isla verde / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
San Juan / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Mucha oración  
Santo Domingo / not felt
Juana Diaz (39.8 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Toa Baja (83.2 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : 45 seconds to a minute of shaking. Everyone was awakened except the dog.  
Peterborg Peninsula / Magen’s Bay, St Thomas USV / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I had awakened for some reason and gotten up from the bed. In the darkness, I put my hand on the wall to stabilize myself, when suddenly the wall began vibrating and I heard a light booming sound as though a water truck or heavy truck was passing outside   
Mayagüez / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Catano / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Vega Alta / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Carolina / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Woke everyone up. Light went off. Difficulty walking Dog hysterical.  
Santiago, Naguabo Barrio-Pueblo, Naguabo (113.1 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woke me up! We lost power.  
Puerto Rico, San Juan Antiguo Barrio, San Juan (101.8 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Sumidero, Aguas Buenas (78.5 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
San Sebastian (77.6 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
00802 (202.9 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Adjuntas (50.3 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Isabela (88 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
San Juan, Santurce / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Hatillo (82.9 km N of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Candelaria, Toa Baja (89.6 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Punta Cana / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I though it was my husband checkin in our bed :) Baby is now awake thanks « mère nature » ....  
Rio Grande / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Acaba de sentirse otro temblor fuerte en Río Grande a las 4:26am hoy. Nuestro cuarto en el 5to piso se movía como una hamaca  
San Juan (95.4 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Guaynabo Puerto Rico / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Was scared this my first experience had woke up out my sleep can’t go back to sleep  
Pajaros, Mucarabones Barrio, Toa Alta (85.2 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Morovis (64.2 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Arecibo (79.1 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : East-West motion (reported through our app)  
Cayey, Cayey Barrio-Pueblo (70 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Guaynabo (94.2 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Fajardo (Puerto Rico, 116 km NE of epicenter) : Se sintió igual que el anterior. (reported through EMSC)  
(Puerto Rico, 75 km NE of epicenter) : Again strong. Bed shaking, knick knacks on my desk shaking. (reported through EMSC)  
Río San Juan (Dominican Republic, 410 km NW of epicenter) : Fue como a las 4:23 am senti (reported through EMSC)  
Carolina (Puerto Rico, 91 km NE of epicenter) : Tengo un poco temor (reported through EMSC)  
Carolina (Puerto Rico, 91 km NE of epicenter) : Felt Al 429 am. Hole island blackout (reported through EMSC)  
Sabana Llana Sur (Puerto Rico, 88 km NE of epicenter) : Fuerte, en San Juan (reported through EMSC)  
Sabana Llana Norte (Puerto Rico, 88 km NE of epicenter) : Todo se movio y bastante fuerte (reported through EMSC)  
Sabana Llana Sur (Puerto Rico, 86 km NE of epicenter) : It was soo scary 6.6 (reported through EMSC)  
Bajura (Puerto Rico, 82 km NW of epicenter) : Isabela. Se movio leve la casa (reported through EMSC)  
Gobernador Pinero (Puerto Rico, 81 km NE of epicenter) : Guaynabo se sintio esta replica sin luz (reported through EMSC)  
Cupey (Puerto Rico, 81 km NE of epicenter) : Felt from 1 to 10 a 7. (reported through EMSC)  
Carrizal (Puerto Rico, 78 km NW of epicenter) : Se sintio fuerte barrio lagunas aguada (reported through EMSC)  
Bayamón (Puerto Rico, 77 km NE of epicenter) : Dios los proteja de todo mal. (reported through EMSC)  
Turabo (Puerto Rico, 73 km NE of epicenter) : No hay luz (reported through EMSC)  
Membrillo (Puerto Rico, 69 km NW of epicenter) : Se sintió un jamakion. Sensación de estar movido en hamaca por 5segundos. Aprox (reported through EMSC)  
Corozal (Puerto Rico, 61 km NE of epicenter) : Horribleeeeee (reported through EMSC)  
(Puerto Rico, 61 km NE of epicenter) : I felt it, things were shaking, for a longer period than usual. More than 10 seconds. (reported through EMSC)  
Florida Afuera (Puerto Rico, 60 km N of epicenter) : En Magueyes, Barceloneta se sintiò muy fuerte. (reported through EMSC)  
Susúa (Puerto Rico, 32 km NW of epicenter) : Área Sabana Grande , sentido (reported through EMSC)  
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