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Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - 17km S of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico on Tuesday, 14 January 2020

This quake was likely an aftershock of the M 6.3 quake: Puerto Rico Region on Tue, 7 Jan 08h24, which had occurred 7 days earlier.
Light mag. 4.6 earthquake  - 17km S of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico on Tuesday, 14 January 2020
Jan 14 13:00: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 4.6.
Date & time: Tuesday, 14 January 2020 12:26 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2020-01-14 08:26:41 -04:00
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.8548°N / 66.8686°W (Puerto Rico)
Nearest volcano: Saba (380 km)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 5*10^11 J (139 MWh / 120 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Tue, 14 Jan 2020
Tue, 14 Jan 12:26 UTCM 4.7 / 10 kmPuerto Rico RegionGFZ
Tue, 14 Jan 12:26 UTCM 4.9 / 10 kmPuerto Rico RegionEMSC

"I felt it" reports:
(94.2 km ENE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VII (Very strong shaking)(via app)
(110.1 km ENE from epicenter) [Map] / not felt(via app)
Isla Verde (110.1 km NE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Felt it shake the bed, but my husband did not feel it while sitting outside.
Guaynabo, PR / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
(106.7 km NE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)(via app)
Mayaguez, Puerto Rico (47.9 km NW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Woke up from sleep, my cats woke up & tye dogs outside began barking (via app)
Naguabo, near malecon (127.2 km ENE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking): 3rd floor beach condo, felt mild shake for less than 2 seconds. (via app)
(94.3 km NE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)(via app)
(101.2 km ENE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)(via app)
(93.1 km NE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)(via app)
Utuado in the mountain (46.3 km NNE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Woke me up and longer ones now (via app)
Sabana Grande,PR (29.2 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Pretty strong (via app)
San Juan / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Barrero ward, Guayanilla PR / MMI IV (Light shaking): I felt it for various seconds (more than 5 I thought)
Bayamon / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
(69 km N from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)(via app)
Ponce jamaqueo la casa / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Movio la casa completa
(78.5 km ENE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
(68.9 km NNE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)(via app)
Caguas / MMI II (Very weak shaking): More of a rumble than shake.
(50 km NW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VII (Very strong shaking)(via app)
(105.2 km ENE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)(via app)
(40.9 km N from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking)(via app)
San Sebastián,P.R. Bo Pozas Central (54.6 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)(via app)
Cayey PR / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Ponce puerto rico / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Hatillo (56.7 km N from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking)(via app)
C-305 Mar chiquita ocean view Manati,PR 00674 / MMI IV (Light shaking): Could hear doors on my cabinet shaking, which has been ther case on about 4.5 and higher so far.
Guaynabo (98.2 km NE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)(via app)
(99.8 km ENE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking)(via app)
Cidra (88.2 km ENE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)(via app)
Rincón (65.8 km NW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)(via app)
LM, Cayey, PR (83 km ENE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Lasted about 10 to 15 seconds. (via app)
(67.2 km NE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)(via app)
(99.4 km NE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)(via app)
(114.2 km ENE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Un pequeño silvido y un movimiento de segundos. Bo.Lomas, Canóvanas, Puerto Rico (via app)
San juan, Puerto Rico (106.5 km NE from epicenter) [Map] / not felt(via app)
Adjuntas, Puerto Rico / MMI IV (Light shaking)
(43.4 km ENE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)(via app)
San Juan (106.7 km NE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)(via app)
Utuado /Ciales / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
San Juan (110.7 km NE from epicenter) [Map] / not felt(via app)
(101.9 km NE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)(via app)
(105.9 km NE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Wao (via app)
(79 km ENE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)(via app)
(112.9 km ENE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)(via app)
(60 km N from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)(via app)
Cañaboncito (Puerto Rico) (88 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Sentido en Caguas (via EMSC)
(Puerto Rico) (54 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Oh my it was real strong but nothing to meeeeeeeeé (via EMSC)
Canas Urbano (Puerto Rico) (25 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Ponce- se movió mi cama (via EMSC)
Fajardo (Puerto Rico) (131 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Se sintió varios segundos en el edificio, Fajardo. (via EMSC)
Hato Puerco (Puerto Rico) (110 km NE from epicenter)(no details)(via EMSC)
Carolina (Puerto Rico) (106 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Fue leve (via EMSC)
Carolina (Puerto Rico) (106 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Solo sensación (via EMSC)
Sabana Abajo (Puerto Rico) (104 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Movio cosas en la casa (via EMSC)
Montones (Puerto Rico) (101 km E from epicenter)(no details): Leve en Las Piedras ,P.R. (via EMSC)
Hato Rey Central (Puerto Rico) (101 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Fue leve pero lo sentí x unos 12 segundos también pude notar como se movía el tendido electrico (via EMSC)
Santurce (Puerto Rico) (101 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Lo senti fuerte en mi trabajo estamos en un 4 piso (via EMSC)
Hato Rey Norte (Puerto Rico) (100 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Im on a 5th floor and it was scary (via EMSC)
El Cinco (Puerto Rico) (98 km NE from epicenter)(no details): San Juan leve !!!!, Carmen Yulin por favorrrrr posponga la Sanse no sea arrogante y terca ...escribo claramente posponga las Fiestas osea no cancelarla. Amén. (via EMSC)
Gobernador Piñero (Puerto Rico) (97 km NE from epicenter)(no details): San Juan...jamaqueo fuerte (via EMSC)
Quebrada Arenas (Puerto Rico) (95 km E from epicenter)(no details): En San Lorenzo mi cama se sacudió (via EMSC)
Monacillo Urbano (Puerto Rico) (94 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Jamaqueon (via EMSC)
Caguas (Puerto Rico) (91 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Fuerte y largo (via EMSC)
Hato Tejas (Puerto Rico) (91 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Se sintió bastante en Bayamon.. (via EMSC)
Hato Tejas (Puerto Rico) (90 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Fuerte pero corto (via EMSC)
Caguas (Puerto Rico) (90 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Fuertisimo en Caguas (via EMSC)
Caguas (Puerto Rico) (90 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Leve (via EMSC)
Turabo (Puerto Rico) (89 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Se sintió en caguas (via EMSC)
Cañaboncito (Puerto Rico) (89 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Se sintió demasiado fuerte en Consolidated Medical Plaza en Caguas. Pero estamos bien. Gracias a Dios. El edificio se siente en movimiento aún. (via EMSC)
Hato Tejas (Puerto Rico) (89 km NE from epicenter)(no details): En bayamon se sintió (via EMSC)
Hato Tejas (Puerto Rico) (89 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Sentido fuerte en Bayamón (via EMSC)
Cerro Gordo (Puerto Rico) (88 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Me movio la silla en Villa Contessa Bayamon. Lo estaba esperando ya que anoche no senti los que pasaron. (via EMSC)
Cerro Gordo (Puerto Rico) (88 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Se sentió en Bayamón (via EMSC)
Pájaros (Puerto Rico) (88 km NE from epicenter)(no details): La silla donde estoy sentado en mi residencia en Bayamón comenzó a menearse por unos segundos (via EMSC)
Cañaboncito (Puerto Rico) (87 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Caguas, estaba acostado, se sintio leve. (via EMSC)
Aguas Buenas (Puerto Rico) (85 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Getting use to this (via EMSC)
Ceiba (Puerto Rico) (81 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Sentado en el auto. Se movió por varios segundos. (via EMSC)
(Puerto Rico) (81 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Leve movimiento (via EMSC)
(Puerto Rico) (79 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Aqui en vega alta se sienten sismos que esta red no registran (via EMSC)
Corrales (Puerto Rico) (77 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Shooked the bedAguadilla (via EMSC)
Guásimas (Puerto Rico) (77 km E from epicenter)(no details): Si (via EMSC)
Sud (Puerto Rico) (75 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Cidra (via EMSC)
Anones (Puerto Rico) (74 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Anones Naranjito (via EMSC)
Barceloneta (Puerto Rico) (72 km N from epicenter)(no details): Un poco (via EMSC)
Carrizales (Puerto Rico) (70 km N from epicenter)(no details): Fuerte (via EMSC)
Arecibo (Puerto Rico) (70 km N from epicenter)(no details): Arecibo,muy leve la sensación. (via EMSC)
Voladoras (Puerto Rico) (69 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Se sintio en Aguada (via EMSC)
Unibón (Puerto Rico) (69 km NE from epicenter)(no details): felt very light after 4.7 of a few minutes ago (via EMSC)
Caguabo (Puerto Rico) (68 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Jamaqueo en Añasco, pasó rápido (via EMSC)
Cordillera (Puerto Rico) (60 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Temblo mi casa. (via EMSC)
Sábalos (Puerto Rico) (53 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Vivo en el pueblo de Mayagüez en Car. 108 y lo senti muy fuerte. (via EMSC)
Bateyes (Puerto Rico) (51 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Here at Bateyes in mayaguez we had done of the furniture shake (via EMSC)
Hormigueros (Puerto Rico) (50 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Leve (via EMSC)
Descalabrado (Puerto Rico) (43 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Fuerte en la cama (via EMSC)
Caín Bajo (Puerto Rico) (41 km NW from epicenter)(no details): I felt a very QUICK and VERY FAST QUAKE here at my home (via EMSC)
San Germán (Puerto Rico) (38 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Sam Germán horrible (via EMSC)
Santana (Puerto Rico) (34 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Fuerte Sabana Grande (via EMSC)
Coto Laurel (Puerto Rico) (33 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Fuerte (via EMSC)
Torre (Puerto Rico) (30 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Me despertó (via EMSC)
Jaguas (Puerto Rico) (26 km N from epicenter)(no details): Se siente el movimiento pero dura menos de 3 segundos. (via EMSC)
Consejo (Puerto Rico) (24 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Estuvo moderadamente fuerte. (via EMSC)
(United States of America) (22 km NW from epicenter)(no details): I was sleeping in my truck (via EMSC)
Canas (Puerto Rico) (21 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Ponce bien fuerte (via EMSC)
Gardena (United States of America) (5389 km W from epicenter)(no details): Fue leve (via EMSC)
Norwalk (United States of America) (5367 km W from epicenter)(no details): Se sintió no fue muy fuerte pero se sintió en Bayamón (via EMSC)
(Puerto Rico) (122 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Me di cuenta porque tengo una botella de agua en una mesa solida...y se movia el agua (via EMSC)
Mabú (Puerto Rico) (120 km E from epicenter)(no details): Humacao (via EMSC)
Buena Vista (Puerto Rico) (119 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Leve (via EMSC)
Sabana Llana Norte (Puerto Rico) (116 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Bien leve (via EMSC)
Santurce (Puerto Rico) (113 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Edificio Mercanti Plaza fuerte.. (via EMSC)
Hato Rey Central (Puerto Rico) (112 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Estoy en el mercantil plaza y se sintió fuerte. (via EMSC)
Oriente (Puerto Rico) (112 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Fue leve (via EMSC)
Mamey (Puerto Rico) (112 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Se sintió, piso y lámparas moviéndose! Guarabo (via EMSC)
Hato Rey Sur (Puerto Rico) (111 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Se sintio en San Juan (via EMSC)
San Juan (Puerto Rico) (111 km NE from epicenter)(no details): I felt it slightly (via EMSC)
San Juan (Puerto Rico) (111 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Se sintió fuerte! Aqui en Hospital de Veteranos el building de lado a lado (via EMSC)
El Cinco (Puerto Rico) (110 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Se movio un poco (via EMSC)
Gobernador Pinero (Puerto Rico) (108 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Level moviento que duró unos 10 segundos, sentido en San Juan (via EMSC)
Guayabota (Puerto Rico) (107 km E from epicenter)(no details): Yabucoa (via EMSC)
Pueblo Viejo (Puerto Rico) (107 km NE from epicenter)(no details): El edif se movió fuerte. Guaynabo. (via EMSC)
Pueblo Viejo (Puerto Rico) (107 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Guaynabo (via EMSC)
Monacillo Urbano (Puerto Rico) (106 km NE from epicenter)(no details): The bed move for about ten seconds (via EMSC)
Palmas (Puerto Rico) (106 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Cataño suave (via EMSC)
Juan Sánchez (Puerto Rico) (104 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Suave (via EMSC)
Juan Sánchez (Puerto Rico) (103 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Estacionada dentro del vehiculo (via EMSC)
Guaynabo (Puerto Rico) (103 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Corto pero fuertesito (via EMSC)
Guaynabo (Puerto Rico) (103 km NE from epicenter)(no details): 8:27 am Guaynabo (via EMSC)
Guaynabo (Puerto Rico) (103 km NE from epicenter)(no details): 8:27 am Guaynabo (via EMSC)
Espino (Puerto Rico) (103 km E from epicenter)(no details): En San Lorenzo. Leve. (via EMSC)
Juan Sánchez (Puerto Rico) (102 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Bayamon (via EMSC)
Juan Sánchez (Puerto Rico) (102 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Se sintió bastante. Estoy en 2do. piso de unas oficinas médicas. (via EMSC)
Cañabón (Puerto Rico) (102 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Se sintió q me movió la cama. .. no había sentido hacen días uno..... (via EMSC)
Cerro Gordo (Puerto Rico) (101 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Bayamon (via EMSC)
Turabo (Puerto Rico) (101 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Se sintió en Caguas (via EMSC)
Cañabón (Puerto Rico) (101 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Lo sentí, nivel moderado. (via EMSC)
Candelaria (Puerto Rico) (99 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Toa Baja par de segundos pero se sintio (via EMSC)
Mucarabones (Puerto Rico) (97 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Se sintió la vibración -Toa alta- pájaros (via EMSC)
Beatriz (Puerto Rico) (96 km NE from epicenter)(no details): I del Y ir in Cidra, Puerto Rico (via EMSC)
Palmas (Puerto Rico) (95 km E from epicenter)(no details): Jamaqueos (via EMSC)
Bayamón (Puerto Rico) (94 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Cidra (via EMSC)
Río Lajas (Puerto Rico) (93 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Dorado movimientos regulares (via EMSC)
Higuillar (Puerto Rico) (93 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Acostada senti el movimiento (via EMSC)
Beatriz (Puerto Rico) (93 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Cidra (via EMSC)
Carite (Puerto Rico) (92 km E from epicenter)(no details): Corto pero se sintió claro el temblor (via EMSC)
Galateo (Puerto Rico) (90 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Sacudida rápida en Toa Alta. (via EMSC)
Galateo (Puerto Rico) (90 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Toa Alta. Corto y pequeño movimiento (via EMSC)
Quebrada Arenas (Puerto Rico) (88 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Leve el movimiento. Toa Alta Puerto Rico. (via EMSC)
Vega Baja (Puerto Rico) (88 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Durmiendo se menio la cama (via EMSC)
Anones (Puerto Rico) (86 km NE from epicenter)(no details): En Naranjito se sintió y podíamos ver los objetos moviéndose (via EMSC)
Rabanal (Puerto Rico) (84 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Leve (via EMSC)
Coto Norte (Puerto Rico) (84 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Se avana de sentir leve se movió la casa (Vega Baja, PR) (via EMSC)
Quebradillas (Puerto Rico) (82 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Barranquitas. (via EMSC)
Quebrada Yeguas (Puerto Rico) (78 km E from epicenter)(no details): Fue de leve a fuerte en aumento (via EMSC)
Monte Llano (Puerto Rico) (77 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Se movió candado del portón en Morovis (via EMSC)
Florida Afuera (Puerto Rico) (76 km NE from epicenter)(no details): En Barceloneta se sintió leve. (via EMSC)
Honduras (Puerto Rico) (76 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Barranquitas (via EMSC)
Morovis Sud (Puerto Rico) (76 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Leve (via EMSC)
Hato Abajo (Puerto Rico) (72 km N from epicenter)(no details): Moderado corto se sintio en la cama.. (via EMSC)
Sabana Hoyos (Puerto Rico) (69 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Arecibo leve (via EMSC)
Bayaney (Puerto Rico) (60 km N from epicenter)(no details): Bo bayaney Hatillo (via EMSC)
Salto (Puerto Rico) (59 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Moca, duro varios segundos, fuerte (via EMSC)
Santa Isabel (Puerto Rico) (57 km E from epicenter)(no details): Se sintió fuertesito (via EMSC)
Piletas (Puerto Rico) (54 km N from epicenter)(no details): Callejones de Lares. Wow..!!Sii..!! retumbó la casa de abajo hacia arriba .. (via EMSC)
Juana Díaz (Puerto Rico) (50 km NE from epicenter)(no details): In therapy in Juana Dias (via EMSC)
Coto Laurel (Puerto Rico) (46 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Ponce se sientio leve (via EMSC)
Guanajibo (Puerto Rico) (44 km NW from epicenter)(no details): In Mayagüez PR 8:27am (via EMSC)
Portugués Urbano (Puerto Rico) (37 km NE from epicenter)(no details): El blanqueo fue fuerte pero lento (via EMSC)
Magueyes (Puerto Rico) (37 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Mi esposa salió corriendo y yo detrás de ella, pa afuera.. (via EMSC)
Canas Urbano (Puerto Rico) (37 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Fuerte (via EMSC)
Canas Urbano (Puerto Rico) (36 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Ponce (via EMSC)
Playa (Puerto Rico) (36 km NE from epicenter)(no details): En ponce ! (via EMSC)
Llanos Tuna (Puerto Rico) (32 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Vibration for about 10 seconds. (via EMSC)
Canas (Puerto Rico) (29 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Yeah se sintió leve en Ponce PR. (via EMSC)
Tallaboa Saliente (Puerto Rico) (29 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Leve (via EMSC)
(Puerto Rico) (26 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Strong (via EMSC)

 

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