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Light mag. 4.7 earthquake - Puerto Rico Region on Sunday, 19 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 12 days earlier.
Light mag. 4.7 earthquake  - Puerto Rico Region on Sunday, 19 January 2020
Date & time: Sunday, 19 January 2020 15:52 UTC
Magnitude: 4.7
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.9°N / 66.95°W (Puerto Rico)
Nearest volcano: Saba (395 km)
Primary data source: EMSC
Estimated released energy: 7.1*10^11 J (197 MWh / 169 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sun, 19 Jan 2020
Sun, 19 Jan 15:52 UTCM 4.7 / 10 km8km SSW of Guanica, Puerto RicoUSGS
Sun, 19 Jan 15:52 UTCM 3.8 / 3 km8km SSW of Guanica, Puerto RicoUSGS

"I felt it" reports:
Utuado (45.8 km NNE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking)(via app)
Arecibo, PR / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Ponce, pr (33.1 km ENE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)(via app)
NW Yauco / MMI IV (Light shaking): Loud noise and vibration continuing for awhile
Orocovis 00720 / MMI III (Weak shaking)
LM, Cayey, PR / not felt: NOT FELT.
(58.9 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Estaba afuera y sentí la vibración . (via app)
(69.3 km NE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)(via app)
Orocovis / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Orocovis
Utuado in the mountains (46.7 km NE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Ian feel the house moving as I sit and the floor fan swanging back and forth and ceiling fan moving . If I were asleep I might not feel it but I was up and I did feel it . (via app)
Tejas (Puerto Rico) (120 km E from epicenter)(no details): Felt stronger than the 5.4 last week. (via EMSC)
Coto Sur (Puerto Rico) (76 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Nada en Manatí (via EMSC)
Sabana Yeguas (Puerto Rico) (18 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Solo se escucho (via EMSC)
Camarones (Puerto Rico) (102 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Still moving (via EMSC)
Coto Sur (Puerto Rico) (75 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Leve (via EMSC)
Descalabrado (Puerto Rico) (58 km E from epicenter)(no details): Moderate lasting movement (via EMSC)
Montalva (Puerto Rico) (5 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Loud thundering noise-everything shook but nothing fell (via EMSC)

 

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