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Minor mag. 2.8 earthquake - 8km SSW of Ponce, Puerto Rico on Friday, 17 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 10 days earlier.
Minor mag. 2.8 earthquake  - 8km SSW of Ponce, Puerto Rico on Friday, 17 January 2020
Jan 17 13:37: Magnitude recalculated from 3.2 to 2.8.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 6.0 km.
Date & time: Friday, 17 January 2020 13:03 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2020-01-17 09:03:07 -04:00
Magnitude: 2.8
Depth: 6.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.9173°N / 66.6401°W (Puerto Rico)
Nearest volcano: Saba (364 km)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1*10^9 J (278 KWh / 0.239 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Fri, 17 Jan 2020
Fri, 17 Jan 13:03 UTCM 3.2 / 10 kmPuerto Rico RegionEMSC

"I felt it" reports:
Cabo Rojo, PR / MMI IV (Light shaking)
(62 km N from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking) (via app)
Puerto Nuevo (Puerto Rico) (66 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Ante un terremoto sentimos y actuamos ante el sorpresivo movimiento. (via EMSC)
Mayagüez (Puerto Rico) (59 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Mayaguez urb.belmo nte leve (via EMSC)
Ponce (Puerto Rico) (9 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Sentido en Ponce (via EMSC)


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