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Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - 7km SSE 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. 4.6 earthquake  - 7km SSE of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico on Monday, 20 January 2020
Jan 20 09:55: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 4.8.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 2.5 to 10.0 km.
Jan 20 10:16: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 4.6.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 7.0 km.
Date & time: Monday, 20 January 2020 09:36 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2020-01-20 05:36:36 -04:00
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 7.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.9748°N / 66.7528°W (Puerto Rico)
Nearest volcano: Saba (375 km)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 5*10^11 J (139 MWh / 120 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 09:36 UTCM 4.8 / 10 kmPuerto Rico RegionGFZ
Mon, 20 Jan 09:36 UTCM 4.8 / 10 kmPuerto Rico RegionEMSC

"I felt it" reports:
LM, Cayey, PR (67.3 km ENE from epicenter) [Map] / not felt: NOT FELT. (via app)
(49.1 km NE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)(via app)
Ponce, PR (11.7 km NE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)(via app)
(73.7 km NE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)(via app)
(25.1 km WNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Galan (47.3 km NE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)(via app)
NW Yauco / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Tallaboa Peñuelas PR (5.6 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Woke us from sound sleep.
Manati PR (59.3 km NNE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking)(via app)
San Sebastián (50.1 km NW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Durmiendo y nos despertó la movida y el sonido y vibración. Las puertas y ventanas se sienten. (via app)
(10.9 km ENE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking)(via app)
(55.6 km ENE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)(via app)
(50.5 km NNE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking)(via app)
San Juan (88.6 km NE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)(via app)
Bayamon (77.2 km NE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)(via app)
Tallaboa / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Woke me up
Ponce, Puerto Rico (12.5 km ENE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)(via app)
Dorado, PR / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Florida PR (48.1 km NNE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
(5.1 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)(via app)
(79.7 km NE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)(via app)
(87.8 km ENE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking)(via app)
(51.3 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)(via app)
Ponce, pr (21.2 km ENE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)(via app)
Media Luna (Puerto Rico) (77 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Un movimiento en la cama y las puertas del closet de cristal (via EMSC)
Canas (Puerto Rico) (14 km N from epicenter)(no details): Muy fuerte (via EMSC)
Hato Abajo (Puerto Rico) (62 km NW from epicenter)(no details): It felt strong. (via EMSC)
Sabana Seca (Puerto Rico) (81 km NE from epicenter)(no details): No deja de temblarFuerte Toa.Baja (via EMSC)
Ortiz (Puerto Rico) (74 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Weak shaking but felt (via EMSC)
Buena Vista (Puerto Rico) (73 km NE from epicenter)(no details): El movimiento fue breve, unos 7 a 10 segundos. (via EMSC)
Arenas (Puerto Rico) (67 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Se sintió en Cidra, fuerte. Movió la cama (via EMSC)
Coto Norte (Puerto Rico) (65 km NE from epicenter)(no details): While sleeping felt vibrations (via EMSC)
Quebrada Arenas (Puerto Rico) (60 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Se sintió una pequeña vibración. (via EMSC)
Bayaney (Puerto Rico) (51 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Se estremecio mi cuarto y cama. (via EMSC)
(Puerto Rico) (40 km N from epicenter)(no details): Corto pero fuerte jamaqueo (via EMSC)
San Germán (Puerto Rico) (40 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Vibraciones san german (via EMSC)
Retiro (Puerto Rico) (38 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Sabana Grande se sintió fuerte!!! (via EMSC)
Mandalay (Myanmar) (15215 km E from epicenter)(no details): I known it (via EMSC)
Norwalk (United States of America) (5382 km W from epicenter)(no details): Table shook lightly. (via EMSC)
Topeka (United States of America) (3647 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Al parecer acaban de ocurrir dos temblores consecutivos en Puerto Rico (via EMSC)
(Puerto Rico) (103 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Se sintió como movió la cama. (via EMSC)
Cangrejo Arriba (Puerto Rico) (93 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Carolina (via EMSC)
Saint Just (Puerto Rico) (90 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Sentido en Trujillo Alto (via EMSC)
Hato Rey Norte (Puerto Rico) (89 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Se sintio y duró un ratito (via EMSC)
Sabana Seca (Puerto Rico) (81 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Lo sentí suave (via EMSC)
Hato Tejas (Puerto Rico) (81 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Fuerte en Bayamón, me despertó (via EMSC)
Juan Sánchez (Puerto Rico) (80 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Meneó mi cama. Bayamón (via EMSC)
Hato Tejas (Puerto Rico) (79 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Se sintió en bayamon bastante. (via EMSC)
Bajura (Puerto Rico) (77 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Isabela. movimiento leve y pocos segundos (via EMSC)
Pájaros (Puerto Rico) (77 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Me desperto (via EMSC)
Media Luna (Puerto Rico) (77 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Fuerte movió la cama Dios nos cuide (via EMSC)
Mula (Puerto Rico) (71 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Aguas Buenas, de dinero leve. (via EMSC)
Quebrada Cruz (Puerto Rico) (66 km NE from epicenter)(no details): No sentido. Toa Alta Puerto Rico. (via EMSC)
Barahona (Puerto Rico) (57 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Sentido en Morovis (via EMSC)
Barahona (Puerto Rico) (57 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Sentido Morovis (via EMSC)
Pasto (Puerto Rico) (53 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Menio mi cama (via EMSC)
Quebrada Grande (Puerto Rico) (51 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Another replica (via EMSC)
Bajura (Puerto Rico) (50 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Sentido, Cabo Rojo (via EMSC)
Botijas (Puerto Rico) (50 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Sentido Orocovis (via EMSC)
Aguirre (Puerto Rico) (50 km E from epicenter)(no details): Salinas Moviendo la cama constantemente, Bed is Moving constantly almost every 12 to 20 Minutes (via EMSC)
Furnias (Puerto Rico) (49 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Muy activo está madrugada!! Muchos fuertes (via EMSC)
Palo Hincado (Puerto Rico) (48 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Fuerte en Barranquitas (via EMSC)
Coto Laurel (Puerto Rico) (23 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Sitting in the living room. The sofa moved side to side (via EMSC)
Santo Domingo (Puerto Rico) (18 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Very strong here in macana (via EMSC)
Machuelo Abajo (Puerto Rico) (17 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Before this 4.8 there were several continueous small ones. (via EMSC)
Tallaboa Alta (Puerto Rico) (16 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Leve corto Peñuelas y otro luego corto (via EMSC)
Canas (Puerto Rico) (15 km N from epicenter)(no details): Super fuerte delicias Ponce (via EMSC)
Playa (Puerto Rico) (14 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Fuerte (via EMSC)
Encarnación (Puerto Rico) (10 km NW from epicenter)(no details): No cesa de temblar, son demasiados en el mismo lugar (via EMSC)

 

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