Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - 15 km west of Ponce, Puerto Rico, on Friday, January 17, 2020 at 19:48 (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 10 days earlier.
Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - 15 km west of Ponce, Puerto Rico, on Friday, January 17, 2020 at 19:48 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 19 km depth

17 Jan 20:06 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 18 minutes.
Date & time: Jan 17, 2020 19:48:11 UTC
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 19.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.98°N / 66.75°W (Caribbean Sea, Puerto Rico)
Antipode: 17.98°S / 113.25°E
Nearby towns and cities:
4 km (2 mi) WSW of Tallaboa (pop: 1,150) --> See nearby quakes!
6 km (4 mi) SE of Guayanilla (pop: 5,210) --> See nearby quakes!
9 km (6 mi) SSW of Penuelas (Peñuelas) (pop: 6,850) --> See nearby quakes!
12 km (8 mi) ESE of Yauco (pop: 20,300) --> See nearby quakes!
14 km (9 mi) WSW of Ponce (pop: 152,600) --> See nearby quakes!
17 km (10 mi) E of Guanica (pop: 9,220) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) S of Adjuntas (pop: 5,080) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (15 mi) ESE of Sabana Grande (pop: 8,960) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) WSW of Juana Diaz (Juana Díaz) (pop: 9,430) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (34 mi) WSW of Aibonito (pop: 8,950) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (49 mi) SW of Bayamon (pop: 203,500) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) SW of Cataño (Catano) (pop: 28,100) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) SW of San Juan (pop: 418,100) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) SW of Puerto Rico Island (pop: 3,474,200) --> See nearby quakes!
140 km (87 mi) W of Vieques Island (pop: 9,300) --> See nearby quakes!
159 km (99 mi) WSW of Isla de Culebra Island (pop: 1,820) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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4.219 kmPuerto Rico RegionEMSC
3.710 km4km WSW of Tallaboa, Puerto RicoUSGS

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LM, Cayey, PR, US (66.8 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : NOT FELT. (reported through our app)  
Cidra / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Barceloneta (430.7 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
San Lorenzo (87.4 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Ciales, Ciales Barrio-Pueblo (46 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Bayamón (76.4 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Sabana Grande (25.5 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Bayamon, Bayamón Barrio-Pueblo (75.9 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Hato Tejas (Puerto Rico, 79 km NE of epicenter) : NADA EN BAYAMON. (reported through EMSC)  
Arecibo (United States of America, 66 km N of epicenter) : Si, se sintió bastante. (reported through EMSC)  
Norwalk (United States of America, 5375 km W of epicenter) : Ponce (reported through EMSC)  
Taylorville (United States of America, 3231 km NW of epicenter) : Sacudion rapido (reported through EMSC)  
Media Luna (Puerto Rico, 73 km NE of epicenter) : Toa baja leve (reported through EMSC)  
Candelaria (Puerto Rico, 73 km NE of epicenter) : Continúa leve como estar hamaca meciéndome suave de lado a lado. (reported through EMSC)  
Ortíz (Puerto Rico, 69 km NE of epicenter) : Toa Alta Ortíz se sintió y los perros no parar de ladrar hoy no ha parado de templar (reported through EMSC)  
Galateo (Puerto Rico, 67 km NE of epicenter) : Sentido movimiento leve desde el Bo. Galateo de Toa Alta, área montañosa. (reported through EMSC)  
Bajura (Puerto Rico, 66 km NW of epicenter) : Lo sentí en isabela estaba sentada y se movió la sella y la mesa del comedor q susto (reported through EMSC)  
Honduras (Puerto Rico, 61 km E of epicenter) : Vibración (reported through EMSC)  
Piñales (Puerto Rico, 56 km NW of epicenter) : Se sintió en Añasco (reported through EMSC)  
Hatillo (Puerto Rico, 55 km NW of epicenter) : Afuera en el parque en hatillos (reported through EMSC)  
Factor (Puerto Rico, 55 km N of epicenter) : Fue un poco fuertecito. Pero rápido (reported through EMSC)  
Salto (Puerto Rico, 54 km NW of epicenter) : Leve en el Pepino.. (reported through EMSC)  
Algarrobos (Puerto Rico, 51 km NW of epicenter) : Fuertecito!!! (reported through EMSC)  
Río Cañas Abajo (Puerto Rico, 49 km NW of epicenter) : Very short, vibrating windows (reported through EMSC)  
Dominguito (Puerto Rico, 48 km NW of epicenter) : It trembled for a few seconds (reported through EMSC)  
Campo Alegre (Puerto Rico, 48 km NW of epicenter) : Hatillo fuerte (reported through EMSC)  
Río Grande (Puerto Rico, 32 km NE of epicenter) : Replica algo fuerte, Sector El Nudo, Coabey, Jayuya (reported through EMSC)  
Coabey (Puerto Rico, 32 km NE of epicenter) : Fuerte en Jayuya hace como 5 minutos (reported through EMSC)  
Coabey (Puerto Rico, 32 km NE of epicenter) : En Jayuya (reported through EMSC)  
Villalba Arriba (Puerto Rico, 30 km NE of epicenter) : Fuerte un ruido como trueno yrapido tembló villalba (reported through EMSC)  
Jacaguas (Puerto Rico, 25 km E of epicenter) : Juana Diaz sentido (reported through EMSC)  
Machuelo Arriba (Puerto Rico, 18 km NE of epicenter) : Fuerte (reported through EMSC)  
Yauco (Puerto Rico, 12 km NW of epicenter) : Se sintio leve. (reported through EMSC)  
Canas (Puerto Rico, 10 km E of epicenter) : Se sintio en el auto estabamos 3n el estacionamiento de walmart ponce baramaya (reported through EMSC)  
Guayanilla (Puerto Rico, 8 km NW of epicenter) : Very small movement in the area. (reported through EMSC)  
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