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Minor mag. 3.6 earthquake - 6km SW of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico on Thursday, 16 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 9 days earlier.
Minor mag. 3.6 earthquake  - 6km SW of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico on Thursday, 16 January 2020
Date & time: Thursday, 16 January 2020 19:24 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2020-01-16 15:24:14 -04:00
Magnitude: 3.6
Depth: 8.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.9566°N / 66.7568°W (Puerto Rico)
Nearest volcano: Saba (375 km)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1010 joules (4.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 3.79 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by other agencies

TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Thu, 16 Jan 2020
Thu, 16 Jan 19:24 UTCM 3.5 / 8 kmPuerto Rico RegionEMSC

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LM, Cayey, PR, US / not felt: Not felt.
78 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Humacao (Puerto Rico, 101 km E of epicenter): Not felt it in Humacao (reported through EMSC)
Santurce (Puerto Rico, 92 km NE of epicenter): Se movió la cama... (reported through EMSC)
(Puerto Rico, 62 km NW of epicenter): The table (glass) shake (reported through EMSC)
Sabana Hoyos (Puerto Rico, 51 km N of epicenter): No lo senti (reported through EMSC)
Candelaria (Puerto Rico, 35 km W of epicenter): Yes it was felt, moved the sofa (reported through EMSC)
Canas (Puerto Rico, 12 km E of epicenter): vibraron las paredes (reported through EMSC)

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