Moderate mag. 4.1 earthquake - 16 km southwest of Ponce, Puerto Rico, on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 08:07 (GMT)

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 6.3 quake 30 km southwest of Mariani, Primero Barrio, Ponce, Puerto Rico, January, 7 2020 08:24 GMT, which had occurred 7 days earlier.
Moderate mag. 4.1 earthquake - 16 km southwest of Ponce, Puerto Rico, on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 08:07 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 4.1 earthquake at 10 km depth

14 Jan 08:22 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 15 minutes.
Date & time: Jan 14, 2020 08:07:03 UTC
Magnitude: 4.1
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.89°N / 66.7°W (Caribbean Sea, Puerto Rico)
Antipode: 17.89°S / 113.3°E
Nearby towns and cities:
12 km (7 mi) S of Tallaboa (pop: 1,150) --> See nearby quakes!
16 km (10 mi) SSW of Ponce (pop: 152,600) --> See nearby quakes!
17 km (11 mi) SE of Guayanilla (pop: 5,210) --> See nearby quakes!
19 km (12 mi) S of Penuelas (Peñuelas) (pop: 6,850) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (14 mi) SE of Yauco (pop: 20,300) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) ESE of Guanica (pop: 9,220) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) SW of Juana Diaz (Juana Díaz) (pop: 9,430) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (33 mi) WSW of Aibonito (pop: 8,950) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) SW of Bayamon (pop: 203,500) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) SW of Cataño (Catano) (pop: 28,100) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) SW of San Juan (pop: 418,100) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) SSW of Puerto Rico Island (pop: 3,474,200) --> See nearby quakes!
137 km (85 mi) W of Vieques Island (pop: 9,300) --> See nearby quakes!
157 km (98 mi) WSW of Isla de Culebra Island (pop: 1,820) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1010 joules (24.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 21.3 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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4.110 kmPuerto Rico RegionEMSC
3.66 km11km S of Tallaboa, Puerto RicoUSGS

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Salinas (43.5 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Woke me out of my sleep, scary  
Tallaboa, Peñuelas due north of epicenter / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : I was sleeping but awakened by the side to side shaking of the bed, and the sound of  
Orocovis (45.6 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Aguadilla Puerto Rico / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Arecibo (64.2 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Utuado in the mountains (37.6 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Since I don't sleep good no more I was already up and I can feel the house move and there was acouple more times after this one. (reported through our app)  
SABANA GRANDE (34.6 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Ponce, Segundo Barrio (12.4 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Galan (51 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Ponce (13.4 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Sabana Abajo (Puerto Rico, 95 km NE of epicenter) : No se sintio nadaCarolina PR (reported through EMSC)  
Bairoa (Puerto Rico, 81 km NE of epicenter) : Scary (reported through EMSC)  
Machuelo Arriba (Puerto Rico, 19 km NE of epicenter) : Me imagino q esta vibración no cesará, porque desde el de las 5:00 am no he dejado de sentirla.... En Ponce, PR (reported through EMSC)  
Gobernador Pinero (Puerto Rico, 86 km NE of epicenter) : Moderado fueron 2 (reported through EMSC)  
Carreras (Puerto Rico, 62 km NW of epicenter) : Se sintió en Añasco, PR. (reported through EMSC)  
Cangrejo Arriba (Puerto Rico, 95 km NE of epicenter) : Se sintio leve....y vibracion desde aeropuerto (reported through EMSC)  
Hato Rey Central (Puerto Rico, 91 km NE of epicenter) : Lo sentimos dando varios movimientos de empujoncitos como cuando te estás acomodando. (reported through EMSC)  
Quemados (Puerto Rico, 84 km NE of epicenter) : Cerro gordo san Lorenzo tengo vaso cristal agua en la sala se movió leve (reported through EMSC)  
Palmas (Puerto Rico, 83 km NE of epicenter) : Woke me up (reported through EMSC)  
Mayagüez (Puerto Rico, 60 km NW of epicenter) : Ruido raro (reported through EMSC)  
Honduras (Puerto Rico, 54 km NE of epicenter) : Barranquitas (reported through EMSC)  
Jacaguas (Puerto Rico, 28 km NE of epicenter) : Sentido leve en Juana Diaz (reported through EMSC)  
Segundo (Puerto Rico, 16 km NE of epicenter) : A las 4:08 más o menos (reported through EMSC)  
Playa (Puerto Rico, 13 km NE of epicenter) : Ya era de esperarse. Todos los dias entre 4:00 am y 4:30 am hay al menos 1 (que casualidad). Esa es el nuevo despertador. (reported through EMSC)  
Canas (Puerto Rico, 12 km NE of epicenter) : Ui si se sintio aqui en brisas del caribe ponce (reported through EMSC)  
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