Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - 28 km southwest of Ponce, Puerto Rico, on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 14:46 (GMT) -

Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - 28 km southwest of Ponce, Puerto Rico, on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 14:46 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 12 km depth

4 Jun 14:51 UTC: First to report: USGS after 5 minutes.
Jun 4 14:57: Magnitude recalculated from 4.6 to 4.4.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 11.9 km.
Jun 4 15:31: Magnitude recalculated from 4.4 to 4.2.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 11.9 to 12.0 km.
Date & time: Jun 4, 2020 14:46:18 UTC -
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 12.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.9113°N / 66.852°W (Caribbean Sea, Puerto Rico)
Antipode: 17.911°S / 113.148°E
Nearby towns and cities:
8 km (5 mi) SSE of Maria Antonia (pop: 1,480) --> See nearby quakes!
9 km (6 mi) SE of Guanica (pop: 9,220) --> See nearby quakes!
14 km (8 mi) SSW of Guayanilla (pop: 5,210) --> See nearby quakes!
14 km (9 mi) S of Yauco (pop: 20,300) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) SW of Penuelas (Peñuelas) (pop: 6,850) --> See nearby quakes!
22 km (14 mi) SSE of Sabana Grande (pop: 8,960) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (16 mi) WSW of Ponce (pop: 152,600) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) SE of Lajas (pop: 5,260) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (17 mi) SE of San German (San Germán) (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (42 mi) WSW of Aibonito (pop: 8,950) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) SW of San Juan (pop: 418,100) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) SW of Puerto Rico Island (pop: 3,474,200) --> See nearby quakes!
152 km (94 mi) W of Vieques Island (pop: 9,300) --> See nearby quakes!
172 km (107 mi) WSW of Isla de Culebra Island (pop: 1,820) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
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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Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.212 km8 km SSE of Maria Antonia, Puerto RicoUSGS
4.412 kmPuerto Rico RegionEMSC
4.510 kmPuerto Rico RegionGFZ

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Cayey,PR, US (79.3 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Santa Isabel (45.5 km E of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
2nd floor office (71.6 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Side to side movement. In the office we felt two shakes. (reported through our app)  
Ponce, Segundo Barrio (25.4 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Valle de Andalucia, Ponce, PR (24.9 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Movimiento lateral por varios segundos. (reported through our app)  
Hospital presby (103.3 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Arecibo (60.6 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Palomas, Comerío (66.3 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Orocovis (56.8 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Ponce, Segundo Barrio (24 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Palomas, Susúa Baja Barrio, Yauco (14 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Sabana Grande / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Galvanized roof creaking- side to side movement- felt as 2 quakes- strong vibration and swaying movement  
San Sebastian / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I felt it in the sofa, the doors went like crazy. But what matters is that we are alive and nothing happened.  
Mayaguez,Puerto Rico / Light shaking (MMI IV) : bed shaked a bit hard first side by side .then up and down  
Guanica PR / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Ponce / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Manati / Light shaking (MMI IV)
(Puerto Rico, 60 km NW of epicenter) : Estaba sentado en el comedor y se movió la mesa. (reported through EMSC)  
Mayagüez (Puerto Rico, 47 km NW of epicenter) : Fue en San German, primero se sintió vibración en el suelo y luego el temblor fuerte. (reported through EMSC)  
Campo Rico (Puerto Rico, 109 km NE of epicenter) : I was parked, inside my car. (reported through EMSC)  
San Juan (Puerto Rico, 98 km NE of epicenter) : Estaba de pie en la cocina. Vivo en Isla Verde. (reported through EMSC)  
Guaynabo (Puerto Rico, 91 km NE of epicenter) : Guaynabo fuerte (reported through EMSC)  
Dorado (Puerto Rico, 85 km NE of epicenter) : Se sintio jamaqueon leve (reported through EMSC)  
Pájaros (Puerto Rico, 82 km NE of epicenter) : Movimiento lateral por varios segundos. Bayamon (reported through EMSC)  
Corozal (Puerto Rico, 72 km NE of epicenter) : Uuuuyyyu!!!!! (reported through EMSC)  
Palomas (Puerto Rico, 70 km NE of epicenter) : En Maná, Corozal se sintió (reported through EMSC)  
Manatí (Puerto Rico, 68 km NE of epicenter) : Fue leve Manati (reported through EMSC)  
(Puerto Rico, 66 km NE of epicenter) : Leve (reported through EMSC)  
Camuy (Puerto Rico, 65 km NW of epicenter) : Se sintió en pueblo de Camuy movimiento de lado a lado dentro del carro en servicio de auto banco (reported through EMSC)  
Arecibo (Puerto Rico, 64 km N of epicenter) : En la sala se movió el abanico de techo (reported through EMSC)  
Corcovado (Puerto Rico, 62 km N of epicenter) : Lo sentí en Arecibo (reported through EMSC)  
La Alianza (Puerto Rico, 60 km N of epicenter) : No (reported through EMSC)  
Rafael Gonzalez (Puerto Rico, 58 km N of epicenter) : Fue fuerte en Hatillo. PR (reported through EMSC)  
La Playa (Puerto Rico, 58 km NW of epicenter) : Fuerte (reported through EMSC)  
Rafael Capo (Puerto Rico, 56 km N of epicenter) : Se sintio lampara se movio. Hatillo (reported through EMSC)  
San Sebastián (Puerto Rico, 52 km NW of epicenter) : San Sebastián (reported through EMSC)  
San Sebastián (Puerto Rico, 52 km NW of epicenter) : Sentido fuerte en San Sebastian. (reported through EMSC)  
San Sebastián (Puerto Rico, 52 km NW of epicenter) : That was more than a 4.2. Felt in San Sebastián! (reported through EMSC)  
Quebrada (Puerto Rico, 51 km NW of epicenter) : Fue bien fuerte. (reported through EMSC)  
Quebrada (Puerto Rico, 51 km NW of epicenter) : En Lares se sintió bien fuerte y duro (reported through EMSC)  
Mayagüez (Puerto Rico, 48 km NW of epicenter) : I definitely felt the mild shaking and it went on for a few seconds. (reported through EMSC)  
Mayagüez (Puerto Rico, 47 km NW of epicenter) : Moderado, Mayaguez (reported through EMSC)  
Mayagüez (Puerto Rico, 47 km NW of epicenter) : Sentido en Mayagüez (reported through EMSC)  
Mayagüez (Puerto Rico, 47 km NW of epicenter) : Se escuchó sonido fuerte. (reported through EMSC)  
Cayuco (Puerto Rico, 44 km N of epicenter) : Se sintió el temblor en Utuado (reported through EMSC)  
Villalba (Puerto Rico, 43 km NE of epicenter) : se sintió en Villalba cristales sonaron en la cocina y bribraciones en toda la casa (reported through EMSC)  
Utuado (Puerto Rico, 42 km N of epicenter) : Leve. (reported through EMSC)  
Hormigueros (Puerto Rico, 42 km NW of epicenter) : Se sintió en Sultana,Mayaguez (reported through EMSC)  
Hormigueros (Puerto Rico, 42 km NW of epicenter) : Movimiento suave (reported through EMSC)  
Guayabal (Puerto Rico, 39 km NE of epicenter) : Lo sentí en guayabal en Juana Díaz en la oficina de la doctora (reported through EMSC)  
Monte Grande (Puerto Rico, 37 km NW of epicenter) : En Lajas lsenti fuerteccito, y el ruido me asusto. (reported through EMSC)  
Betances (Puerto Rico, 36 km NW of epicenter) : Vibration gor about 10 seconds. No shaking (reported through EMSC)  
Maricao (Puerto Rico, 35 km NW of epicenter) : Sentí el sismo en Maricao y fue duro. (reported through EMSC)  
Coto Laurel (Puerto Rico, 33 km NE of epicenter) : Acabo de sentir un temblor, en mi cama (reported through EMSC)  
(Puerto Rico, 33 km NW of epicenter) : me estremeció el sofa (reported through EMSC)  
Palmarejo (Puerto Rico, 31 km NW of epicenter) : I felt this one (reported through EMSC)  
Palmarejo (Puerto Rico, 31 km NW of epicenter) : Se sintió brevemente (reported through EMSC)  
San Germán (Puerto Rico, 31 km NW of epicenter) : Se sintio bibracion san german (reported through EMSC)  
San Germán (Puerto Rico, 31 km NW of epicenter) : Se menio bastante (reported through EMSC)  
Lajas (Puerto Rico, 30 km NW of epicenter) : Senti uno en lajas a las 10 46am fuertecito (reported through EMSC)  
Lajas (Puerto Rico, 30 km NW of epicenter) : Si lo senti en lajas (reported through EMSC)  
Sabana Grande (Puerto Rico, 25 km NW of epicenter) : Sabana Grande.. bastante (reported through EMSC)  
Marueño (Puerto Rico, 25 km NE of epicenter) : Se sintió leve, movimiento lateralcomo por 3 a 4 segundos. (reported through EMSC)  
Ponce (Puerto Rico, 24 km NE of epicenter) : Remenion suave (reported through EMSC)  
Ponce (Puerto Rico, 24 km NE of epicenter) : Se movieron las cosas.Paso rápido (reported through EMSC)  
Ponce (Puerto Rico, 24 km NE of epicenter) : se sintio leve, los closets sonaron..fue 3 a r segundos.. (reported through EMSC)  
Tallaboa Alta (Puerto Rico, 21 km NE of epicenter) : Se sintio (reported through EMSC)  
Santo Domingo (Puerto Rico, 19 km N of epicenter) : Sentido leve y corto en Peñuelas PR (reported through EMSC)  
Santo Domingo (Puerto Rico, 19 km N of epicenter) : Sentido en el No. Macana', Guayanilla. (reported through EMSC)  
Yauco (Puerto Rico, 15 km NW of epicenter) : Things shaked (reported through EMSC)  
Tallaboa (Puerto Rico, 15 km NE of epicenter) : Que sustooooo (reported through EMSC)  
Yauco (Puerto Rico, 15 km NW of epicenter) : Bastante fuerte y duró unos segundos aproximadamente 5. (reported through EMSC)  
Guayanilla (Puerto Rico, 14 km N of epicenter) : Ground movement (reported through EMSC)  
Guánica (Puerto Rico, 12 km NW of epicenter) : Un movimiento leve en guanica (reported through EMSC)  
Maria Antonia (Puerto Rico, 11 km NW of epicenter) : Strong movement, shaking up and down just now (reported through EMSC)  
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