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Light mag. 4.5 earthquake - 0km WSW of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico on Monday, 20 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 13 days earlier.
Light mag. 4.5 earthquake  - 0km WSW of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico on Monday, 20 January 2020
Jan 20 05:43: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 4.7.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 0.7 to 10.0 km.
Jan 20 06:38: Magnitude recalculated from 4.7 to 4.5.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 7.0 km.
Date & time: Monday, 20 January 2020 05:26 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2020-01-20 01:26:19 -04:00
Magnitude: 4.5
Depth: 7.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.977°N / 66.7408°W (Puerto Rico)
Nearest volcano: Saba (374 km)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 3.5*10^11 J (98.6 MWh / 84.8 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Mon, 20 Jan 2020
Mon, 20 Jan 05:26 UTCM 4.7 / 10 kmPuerto Rico RegionGFZ
Mon, 20 Jan 05:26 UTCM 4.9 / 60 km4.9 Puerto RicoEMSC

"I felt it" reports:
LM, Cayey, PR / not felt: NOT FELT.
Caguas PR (82.8 km ENE from epicenter) [Map] / not felt(via app)
(72.5 km NE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)(via app)
NW Y auco / MMI IV (Light shaking): Jolted is awake
San Juan (87.5 km NE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)(via app)
(87.4 km NE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)(via app)
Carolina (92.5 km ENE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking)(via app)
(49.1 km NW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Estaba durmiendo y me desperté. La cama se movió fuerte, la puerta crujia. Vivienda de 2 pisos.
(60.4 km NW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking)(via app)
(15.8 km ENE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking)(via app)
San Sebastián, bo. pozas Central, sector Méndez (50.7 km NW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Sentí la ventana crujir y comenzó a moverse la cama . Nos despertó . (via app)
(40.4 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
(75.2 km NE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking)(via app)
Tallaboa Peñuelas PR / MMI V (Moderate shaking): This had little side to side movement. It was mostly a ROUGH vibration, with loud noise from the Earth and possibly the hoyse. I walked around the house to check for damage.
Florida PR / MMI IV (Light shaking): Lasted around 10 seconds, accompanied with noise (like explosions) same way as the one in the afternoon yesterday.
Bo. Aibonito, Hatillo (44.8 km N from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Movimiento leve (via app)
Ponce, pr (20 km ENE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)(via app)
Mayaguez / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Hato Rey leve movimiento / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Jardines Fagot, In eastern Ponce / MMI IV (Light shaking)
San German / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Utuado in the mountain / MMI V (Moderate shaking): House shook for about 4 sec. And pretty good woke up everyone. And I got nerves started to shake. Cause it felt pretty good of shaking the house.
(9.3 km ENE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)(via app)
Mayaguez, Puerto Rico (49 km WNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)(via app)
(84.2 km ENE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking): El Señorial, San Juan (via app)
(106.2 km ENE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)(via app)
Sabana Seca (Puerto Rico) (75 km NE from epicenter)(no details): 2 sacudidas leves seguido de movimiento tenue por varios segundos en Levittown. (via EMSC)
Ortiz (Puerto Rico) (66 km NE from epicenter)(no details): 1:44, Toa Alta, leve temblor (via EMSC)
Quebradillas (Puerto Rico) (60 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Felt movement (via EMSC)
(Puerto Rico) (36 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Espero sea de ayuda para mi está aplicación (via EMSC)
Descalabrado (Puerto Rico) (30 km E from epicenter)(no details): Movement of medium level (via EMSC)
(Puerto Rico) (9 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Duró poco, pero se sintió fuerte. (via EMSC)
(Puerto Rico) (23 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Confiada (via EMSC)
Coto Laurel (Puerto Rico) (18 km NE from epicenter)(no details): It is difficult to sleep in Ponce. I want to move. (via EMSC)
Canas (Puerto Rico) (8 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Fuerte duradero se fue la luz delicias Ponce (via EMSC)
Carolina (United States of America) (108 km E from epicenter)(no details): Fajardo (via EMSC)
Sabana Abajo (Puerto Rico) (78 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Leve en Carolina (via EMSC)
Gurabo Abajo (Puerto Rico) (78 km E from epicenter)(no details): Lo sentí leve a mediano. Juncos (via EMSC)
Cangrejo Arriba (Puerto Rico) (77 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Se sintio en el aeropuerto. Movimiento de lado a lado (via EMSC)
Trujillo Bajo (Puerto Rico) (75 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Un movimiento leve en la cama (via EMSC)
Santurce (Puerto Rico) (72 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Sentí un ruìdo interior y movimiento profundo diferente a los anteriores que me causó impresión extraña (via EMSC)
El Cinco (Puerto Rico) (70 km NE from epicenter)(no details): La cama se movía muy leve. (via EMSC)
Cupey (Puerto Rico) (69 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Senti (via EMSC)
Gobernador Pinero (Puerto Rico) (69 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Centro Médico San Juan (via EMSC)
Cupey (Puerto Rico) (68 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Cupey, San Juan (via EMSC)
Caimito (Puerto Rico) (66 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Sentí una leve vibración acostada (via EMSC)
Sabana Seca (Puerto Rico) (64 km NE from epicenter)(no details): 1:27am toa baja (via EMSC)
Juan Sánchez (Puerto Rico) (63 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Sentí fuerte pero rápido (via EMSC)
Juan Sánchez (Puerto Rico) (63 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Se sintió Bayamon (via EMSC)
Bayamón (Puerto Rico) (63 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Lo senti fuertecito. Mi cama se movio. (via EMSC)
Minillas (Puerto Rico) (61 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Un poco mas largo (via EMSC)
Cerro Gordo (Puerto Rico) (60 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Se movio mi silla en Villa Contessa Bayamon (via EMSC)
Llanos Costa (Puerto Rico) (58 km W from epicenter)(no details): Leve en Cabo Rojo (via EMSC)
Salto (Puerto Rico) (58 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Just now 1:30 san Sebastián PR. (via EMSC)
Salto (Puerto Rico) (58 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Feel it in san Sebastián strong (via EMSC)
Cerro Gordo (Puerto Rico) (57 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Caná Bayamón. (via EMSC)
Pájaros (Puerto Rico) (56 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Estos ultimos se han sentido con una vibración en lo que nos rodea. (via EMSC)
(Puerto Rico) (56 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Llegar de trabajar cansado y encontrarte con esto de nuevo de los cabrones temblores. Puñeta! (via EMSC)
(Puerto Rico) (56 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Puñeta. Llego de trabajar y esta mierda sigue... (via EMSC)
Hatillo (Puerto Rico) (55 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Se movió bastante la cama, después de la alerta! (via EMSC)
Arecibo (Puerto Rico) (51 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Se movió la cama (via EMSC)
Hato Abajo (Puerto Rico) (50 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Algo fuerte (via EMSC)
Furnias (Puerto Rico) (49 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Estremeció duro en Las Marías (via EMSC)
Hato Abajo (Puerto Rico) (49 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Fuerte (via EMSC)
Perchas 1 (Puerto Rico) (48 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Me despertó, San Sebastian (via EMSC)
Achiote (Puerto Rico) (48 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Naranjito (via EMSC)
Coto Norte (Puerto Rico) (47 km N from epicenter)(no details): Mi seat moved (via EMSC)
Rayo (Puerto Rico) (41 km W from epicenter)(no details): Apesta que fue se 4,7 no sé sintió tan fuertes. (via EMSC)
Rayo (Puerto Rico) (41 km W from epicenter)(no details): Si se sintió fuerte. (via EMSC)
(Puerto Rico) (38 km N from epicenter)(no details): Fue de segundo pero movió la cama (via EMSC)
Morovis Norte (Puerto Rico) (38 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Un ratito se sintio (via EMSC)
Salto Abajo (Puerto Rico) (29 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Fuerte!!! (via EMSC)
Jácana (Puerto Rico) (25 km W from epicenter)(no details): Fuerte en Yauco (via EMSC)
Santa Isabel (Puerto Rico) (22 km E from epicenter)(no details)(via EMSC)
Quebrada Honda (Puerto Rico) (20 km W from epicenter)(no details): Fuertr (via EMSC)
Encarnación (Puerto Rico) (13 km W from epicenter)(no details): Sacudida fuerte en Tallaboa Encarnacion Puerto Rico (via EMSC)
Quebrada Ceiba (Puerto Rico) (12 km W from epicenter)(no details): Peñuelas (via EMSC)
Canas (Puerto Rico) (6 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Heavy duty (via EMSC)
Magueyes (Puerto Rico) (4 km W from epicenter)(no details): 1;26am Ponce felt bed noticeably shake. (via EMSC)
Canas Urbano (Puerto Rico) (4 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Se sintió BIEN brutal y duro mucho (Ponce) (via EMSC)
Bucaná (Puerto Rico) (3 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Sonido fuerte, Ponce. Puerto Rico. (via EMSC)
Primero (Puerto Rico) (3 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Se sintio fuerte (via EMSC)
Ponce (Puerto Rico) (3 km SW from epicenter)(no details): felt extremely rough look like its was close to or in ponce (via EMSC)
Machuelo Abajo (Puerto Rico) (2 km S from epicenter)(no details): Ponce PR FUERTE TEMBLOR (via EMSC)

 

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