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Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - 2km W of Fuig, Puerto Rico on Tuesday, 14 January 2020

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 6.3 quake: Puerto Rico Region, 7 Jan 2020 08h24, which had occurred 7 days earlier.
Light mag. 4.3 earthquake  - 2km W of Fuig, Puerto Rico on Tuesday, 14 January 2020
14 Jan 14:53 UTC: First to report: USGS after 5 minutes.
Jan 14 15:28: Magnitude recalculated from 4.5 to 4.3.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 6.0 km.
Date & time: Tuesday, 14 January 2020 14:48 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2020-01-14 10:48:08 -04:00
Magnitude: 4.3
Depth: 6.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.9331°N / 67.0203°W (Puerto Rico)
Nearby towns and cities:
13 km (8 mi) SW of Guánica (pop: 9,200)
14 km (8 mi) SE of Lajas (pop: 5,300)
17 km (10 mi) S of San Germán (pop: 12,100)
105 km (65 mi) SW of Bayamón (pop: 203,500)
113 km (70 mi) SW of San Juan (pop: 418,100)
123 km (76 mi) SW of Carolina (pop: 170,400)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Tue, 14 Jan 14:48 UTCM 4.3 / 6 km2km W of Fuig, Puerto RicoUSGS
Tue, 14 Jan 14:48 UTCM 4.6 / 10 kmPuerto RicoEMSC

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LM, Cayey, PR / not felt
Ponce NS / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Noisy rumbling together with a medium to moderate shaking
Sabana Grande, PR (21.4 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Guaynabo (102.1 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Mayagüez (33 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Felt stronger than 4.5, lasted for 2-3 seconds
102.8 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Mayaguez, Puerto Rico (32.2 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I am still in bed (lol) it felt like a sideways punch on the floor/building then faded away. Apx 5 seconds (reported through our app)
Galan (79.2 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Canovanas (126.9 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Bayamón (103.2 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Hato Rey Norte (Puerto Rico, 109 km NE of epicenter) : Ligero movimiento (reported through EMSC)
Media Luna (Puerto Rico, 94 km NE of epicenter) : Toa baja se sintió fuerte (reported through EMSC)
Manatí (Puerto Rico, 72 km NE of epicenter) : como una vibracion y de forma horizontal el movimiento en el mueble (reported through EMSC)
Cintrona (Puerto Rico, 52 km E of epicenter) : Juana Diaz muy fuerte (reported through EMSC)
Mayagüez (Puerto Rico, 31 km NW of epicenter) : Esta temblando. (reported through EMSC)
Quebrada Fajardo (Puerto Rico, 147 km E of epicenter) : A little ... This is getting scary (reported through EMSC)
Dos Bocas (Puerto Rico, 112 km E of epicenter) : No se sintio en Trujillo alto. (reported through EMSC)
Santurce (Puerto Rico, 111 km NE of epicenter) : San Juan Condado (reported through EMSC)
Hato Rey Norte (Puerto Rico, 109 km NE of epicenter) : Cada vez que se siente acá imagino lo peor allá. Be safe! (reported through EMSC)
Gobernador Pinero (Puerto Rico, 106 km NE of epicenter) : Se sintió un temblor bastante largo. Guaynabo. (reported through EMSC)
Caguas (Puerto Rico, 105 km E of epicenter) : No lo senti en caguas (reported through EMSC)
Río Cañas (Puerto Rico, 103 km E of epicenter) : Sentido levemente en Caguas, PR. (reported through EMSC)
Palmas (Puerto Rico, 103 km NE of epicenter) : Leve en Cataño pero sentido (reported through EMSC)
(Puerto Rico, 96 km E of epicenter) : Sentido en Aguas Buenas. Varias cosas se movieron leve. (reported through EMSC)
Vega Baja (Puerto Rico, 82 km NE of epicenter) : Fue leve (reported through EMSC)
Quebrada Yeguas (Puerto Rico, 81 km E of epicenter) : No es el viento ya que estoy encerrada en mi carro en mo trabajo y hace frío. Esto es en CAYEY. (reported through EMSC)
Aibonito (Puerto Rico, 78 km E of epicenter) : Aibonito (reported through EMSC)
Descalabrado (Puerto Rico, 59 km E of epicenter) : Felt dizzy at bed, some strong short times movement (reported through EMSC)
Montaña (Puerto Rico, 59 km NW of epicenter) : No sentí nada (reported through EMSC)
Arenales (Puerto Rico, 56 km NW of epicenter) : Shook (reported through EMSC)
Palmar (Puerto Rico, 50 km NW of epicenter) : Slight swaying (reported through EMSC)
Voladoras (Puerto Rico, 46 km NW of epicenter) : In Moca, PR lasted more than 10 seconds. About 10 minutes ago. (reported through EMSC)
Machuelo Abajo (Puerto Rico, 40 km E of epicenter) : fuerte Ponce (reported through EMSC)
Mayagüez (Puerto Rico, 30 km NW of epicenter) : Se movió la cama (reported through EMSC)
Duey Bajo (Puerto Rico, 19 km NW of epicenter) : Leve (reported through EMSC)
Caín Bajo (Puerto Rico, 17 km NW of epicenter) : Low 2 second QUICK QUAKE (reported through EMSC)

Significant earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - 2km W of Fuig, Puerto Rico on Tuesday, 14 January 2020

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