Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - 42 km west of Ponce, Puerto Rico, on Friday, July 3, 2020 at 13:54 (GMT) -

Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - 42 km west of Ponce, Puerto Rico, on Friday, July 3, 2020 at 13:54 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 6 km depth

3 Jul 13:59 UTC: First to report: USGS after 5 minutes.
Jul 3 14:12: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 5.2.
Jul 3 14:23: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.1.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 5.0 to 8.6 km.
Jul 3 14:34: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 4.9.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 8.6 to 6.0 km.
Date & time: Jul 3, 2020 13:54:50 UTC -
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 6.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.9443°N / 67.0035°W (Caribbean Sea, Puerto Rico)
Antipode: 17.944°S / 112.997°E
Nearby towns and cities:
6 km (4 mi) SE of La Parguera (pop: 1,140) --> See nearby quakes!
11 km (7 mi) WSW of Guanica (pop: 9,220) --> See nearby quakes!
13 km (8 mi) SSE of Lajas (pop: 5,260) --> See nearby quakes!
16 km (10 mi) SSW of Sabana Grande (pop: 8,960) --> See nearby quakes!
16 km (10 mi) SSE of San German (San Germán) (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
19 km (12 mi) WSW of Yauco (pop: 20,300) --> See nearby quakes!
22 km (14 mi) SE of Cabo Rojo (pop: 10,800) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) WSW of Guayanilla (pop: 5,210) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (16 mi) SSE of Hormigueros (pop: 11,900) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) S of Maricao (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) SSE of Mayaguez (pop: 78,600) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) WSW of Aibonito (pop: 8,950) --> See nearby quakes!
103 km (64 mi) WSW of Bayamon (pop: 203,500) --> See nearby quakes!
109 km (68 mi) WSW of Cataño (Catano) (pop: 28,100) --> See nearby quakes!
111 km (69 mi) WSW of San Juan (pop: 418,100) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) WSW of Puerto Rico Island (pop: 3,474,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) More info
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.96 km5 km SE of La Parguera, Puerto RicoUSGS
5.010 kmPuerto Rico RegionGFZ
5.110 kmPuerto Rico RegionEMSC
5.010 kmMona Passage (Puerto Rico)GeoAu

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Coco beach, lamps were moving after the lite sound (136.8 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : was washing clothes and herd a light sound like a truck passing by then the lamps hanging from 14 foot ceiling were moving then a notice popped in my cell it was a quake... (reported through our app)  
Dorado, Higuillar Barrio (97.4 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Moca (47.2 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Toa Alta (94.8 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Very Sting. (104.9 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Very strong saking. I am in BAYAMON (reported through our app)  
Ponce, Segundo Barrio (44.3 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Manati PR (76.2 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I felt a small jolt while sitting in my bed. I saw the lamp sway a little. (reported through our app)  
BAYAMON (101.1 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) (reported through our app)
San Sebastian (43.6 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Movimiento horizontal moderado de aproximadamente 10 segundos de duración. (reported through our app)  
Lajas (10 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Penuelas, Peñuelas Barrio-Pueblo (30.3 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Bastante movido y fue largo (reported through our app)  
Moca, Moca Barrio-Pueblo (51.4 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Cidra (97.9 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Animas, Factor Barrio, Arecibo (66.2 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Sabana Grande (15.9 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico (23.2 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Santa Isabel (61.5 km E of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : Not felt. Walking.  
Canóvanas PR (129 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Palomas, Susúa Baja Barrio, Yauco (17.1 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Mayaguez, Mayagüez Barrio-Pueblo (30.8 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Ponce, Segundo Barrio (41.7 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Bayamón, PR (102.6 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : At a 4th floor. Shaking everything (reported through our app)  
Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico (28.2 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : House shook side to side. (reported through our app)  
Arecibo (60.2 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Mayaguez / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Laying in bed, first we thought it was the cats playing then the second wave hit much stronger. Everything shook/swayed: TV, door, mirror, floor fan, my drink, etc.  
Utuado/Ciales / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Cayey, PR, US / not felt : NOT FELT  
Utuado/Ciales / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
852 Quebrada Grande Trujillo Alto / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Se sintió remezón  
Aibonito.. Comunidad San Luis / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Movimiento fuerte pero pasó ràpido  
Quebradillas / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Frailes Yauco / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Strong vibration , jolt  
Lajad / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Ponce / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
San Juan / Severe shaking (MMI VIII) : I was in an 18 story bldg.  
Mayagüez (Puerto Rico, 39 km NW of epicenter) : Quite strong movement in 8th floor, things rattling woke me up. (reported through EMSC)  
Aguilita (Puerto Rico, 49 km E of epicenter) : Fuerte (reported through EMSC)  
Sabana Grande (Puerto Rico, 21 km N of epicenter) : Se sintio bien fuerte este temblor en Sabana Grande. Se movio la cama y otros objetos en la casa. (reported through EMSC)  
Ponce (Puerto Rico, 40 km E of epicenter) : Felt more then a 5.1. (reported through EMSC)  
Ponce (Puerto Rico, 40 km E of epicenter) : Felt this one in ponce felt stonger then a 5.1 (reported through EMSC)  
Cabo Rojo (Puerto Rico, 28 km NW of epicenter) : Strong and lengthy (reported through EMSC)  
Yauco (Puerto Rico, 21 km NE of epicenter) : Yauco sentido fuerte (reported through EMSC)  
Pájaros (Puerto Rico, 97 km NE of epicenter) : Toa alta Bo Ortiz se sintió pero a las 9:36 y tengo la hora correcta de un lado a otro pero suave (reported through EMSC)  
(Puerto Rico, 47 km NW of epicenter) : Tranquila g a d. (reported through EMSC)  
Mayagüez (Puerto Rico, 39 km NW of epicenter) : I quickly moved to the hallway where there is less glass. (reported through EMSC)  
Mayagüez (Puerto Rico, 38 km NW of epicenter) : Ninguno (reported through EMSC)  
Liborio Negron Torres (Puerto Rico, 17 km N of epicenter) : Movio bastante la casa y dejando leves grietas en algunas paredes. (reported through EMSC)  
Pájaros (Puerto Rico, 97 km NE of epicenter) : Fue constante. (reported through EMSC)  
Defence Colony (India, 13592 km E of epicenter) : Atleast 4.5 on scale in new delhi (reported through EMSC)  
Fajardo (Puerto Rico, 149 km E of epicenter) : 5.0 fajardo pr (reported through EMSC)  
Fajardo (Puerto Rico, 149 km E of epicenter) : Leve, pero si se pudo percibir que estaba temblando. (reported through EMSC)  
Loíza (Puerto Rico, 131 km NE of epicenter) : Estaba dentro del carro pero se sintió el movimiento como si me hubieran movido el carro. (reported through EMSC)  
San Isidro (Puerto Rico, 128 km NE of epicenter) : En Carolina se sintió! (reported through EMSC)  
Antón Ruiz (Puerto Rico, 128 km E of epicenter) : Isla verde . It last for quite some seconds. (reported through EMSC)  
Canovanas (Puerto Rico, 126 km NE of epicenter) : Sentada se sintio movimiento (reported through EMSC)  
Carolina (Puerto Rico, 121 km NE of epicenter) : #TemblorPR (reported through EMSC)  
Celada (Puerto Rico, 115 km E of epicenter) : Leve en Gurabo (reported through EMSC)  
Trujillo Alto (Puerto Rico, 115 km NE of epicenter) : Leve en San Juan (reported through EMSC)  
Trujillo Alto (Puerto Rico, 115 km NE of epicenter) : Felt strong in Hato Rey (reported through EMSC)  
Trujillo Alto (Puerto Rico, 115 km NE of epicenter) : I felt it. I was sitting and my chair moved side to side. (reported through EMSC)  
Trujillo Alto (Puerto Rico, 115 km NE of epicenter) : En San Juan, fuerte. (reported through EMSC)  
San Juan (Puerto Rico, 112 km NE of epicenter) : Para mi lo sentí fuerte porque estoy en un piso 7 de mi trabajo (reported through EMSC)  
San Juan (Puerto Rico, 112 km NE of epicenter) : I did not feel the earthquake in Country Club, San Juan (reported through EMSC)  
San Juan (Puerto Rico, 112 km NE of epicenter) : I felt it (reported through EMSC)  
San Juan (Puerto Rico, 112 km NE of epicenter) : En San Juan piso 9 de condominio estaba sentada. (reported through EMSC)  
Cataño (Puerto Rico, 110 km NE of epicenter) : 14th floor of a 19 story-building. Movement lateral. (reported through EMSC)  
Cataño (Puerto Rico, 110 km NE of epicenter) : Hato Rey . Leve, unos segundos. (reported through EMSC)  
Cataño (Puerto Rico, 110 km NE of epicenter) : En Juana Díaz se sintió (reported through EMSC)  
Cataño (Puerto Rico, 110 km NE of epicenter) : Hato Rey, San Juan (reported through EMSC)  
Bairoa (Puerto Rico, 108 km NE of epicenter) : Sentí objetos moviéndose con ruido. Estaba sentada en el sofà y sentí movimiento leve de lado a lado como 15 segundos. Aguas Buenas Jagüeyes (reported through EMSC)  
Guaynabo (Puerto Rico, 106 km NE of epicenter) : Fue larguito y se sintió claramente. (reported through EMSC)  
Guaynabo (Puerto Rico, 106 km NE of epicenter) : Se sintió como una vibración.Bayamón (reported through EMSC)  
Guaynabo (Puerto Rico, 106 km NE of epicenter) : Se sintió fuerte (reported through EMSC)  
Guaynabo (Puerto Rico, 106 km NE of epicenter) : Ceiling fan swayed as a pendulum from east to west, as did a floor fan. (reported through EMSC)  
Bayamón (Puerto Rico, 104 km NE of epicenter) : I felt the table shaking. (reported through EMSC)  
Bayamón (Puerto Rico, 104 km NE of epicenter) : Bayamon (reported through EMSC)  
Bayamón (Puerto Rico, 104 km NE of epicenter) : Guaynabo (reported through EMSC)  
Bayamón (Puerto Rico, 104 km NE of epicenter) : se sintió se movieron cosas, Bayamon (reported through EMSC)  
Sabana Seca (Puerto Rico, 103 km NE of epicenter) : Sentido en Levittown Toa Baja suave y continuo. (reported through EMSC)  
Sabana Seca (Puerto Rico, 103 km NE of epicenter) : Lo sentimo en cataño (reported through EMSC)  
Palmas (Puerto Rico, 102 km E of epicenter) : I felt the gentle wobble while sitting up in bed. My husband sitting in a chair didn’t feel it. I wondered if it was in my head. Evidently not! We are in Arroyo, PR. (reported through EMSC)  
Aguas Buenas (Puerto Rico, 101 km NE of epicenter) : Se Sintió un Movimiento Suave de Mesa y Lámparas en Sonadora (reported through EMSC)  
Dorado (Puerto Rico, 98 km NE of epicenter) : Se sintio como jamaqueon fuerte. (reported through EMSC)  
Pájaros (Puerto Rico, 97 km NE of epicenter) : Sentido Toa Alta (reported through EMSC)  
G. L. Garcia (Puerto Rico, 96 km E of epicenter) : Cayey (reported through EMSC)  
San Antonio (Puerto Rico, 95 km NE of epicenter) : En Dorado, se sintió. De lado a lado. (reported through EMSC)  
Guayama (Puerto Rico, 92 km E of epicenter) : After a 1 min still felleng, it has to be a 5.2 earthquake (reported through EMSC)  
Cidra (Puerto Rico, 92 km E of epicenter) : A jolt.. (reported through EMSC)  
Cidra (Puerto Rico, 92 km E of epicenter) : Yauco movimiento lado a lado se sintió bastante (reported through EMSC)  
Naranjito (Puerto Rico, 90 km NE of epicenter) : De Toa Alta se menio mi cama uff (reported through EMSC)  
Parcelas La Milagrosa (Puerto Rico, 89 km E of epicenter) : Cayey se movio todo (reported through EMSC)  
Jobos (Puerto Rico, 87 km E of epicenter) : Leve Guayama (reported through EMSC)  
Corozal (Puerto Rico, 86 km NE of epicenter) : Mucho ruido y .movimiento (reported through EMSC)  
Miranda (Puerto Rico, 84 km NE of epicenter) : Vega baja.. (reported through EMSC)  
Manatí (Puerto Rico, 79 km NE of epicenter) : Se movió la cama (reported through EMSC)  
(Puerto Rico, 76 km NE of epicenter) : It was strong (reported through EMSC)  
Orocovis (Puerto Rico, 73 km NE of epicenter) : Orocovis fuertecito (reported through EMSC)  
Animas (Puerto Rico, 72 km NE of epicenter) : Fuerte en Arecibo (reported through EMSC)  
Animas (Puerto Rico, 72 km NE of epicenter) : Se sintió fuerte en Arecibo (reported through EMSC)  
Arecibo (Puerto Rico, 70 km NE of epicenter) : Estaba parada en la cocina y los pies me temblaban. Suave pero se sintio. (reported through EMSC)  
Arecibo (Puerto Rico, 70 km NE of epicenter) : Arecibo, se movió el mueble. (reported through EMSC)  
La Alianza (Puerto Rico, 69 km NE of epicenter) : Sabana hoyos Arecibo (reported through EMSC)  
Florida (Puerto Rico, 69 km NE of epicenter) : Moved my chair (reported through EMSC)  
Hatillo (Puerto Rico, 68 km N of epicenter) : Sentido leve en Hatillo. (reported through EMSC)  
Camuy (Puerto Rico, 67 km N of epicenter) : Arecibo (reported through EMSC)  
Bajadero (Puerto Rico, 67 km NE of epicenter) : Arecibo (reported through EMSC)  
Corcovado (Puerto Rico, 67 km N of epicenter) : Fuerte y largo (reported through EMSC)  
Corcovado (Puerto Rico, 67 km N of epicenter) : Mi cama se jamaqueo (reported through EMSC)  
Los Llanos (Puerto Rico, 64 km E of epicenter) : Long lasting I felt dizzy! Scared. (reported through EMSC)  
Aceitunas (Puerto Rico, 62 km NW of epicenter) : Fuerte en Aguadilla (reported through EMSC)  
Piedra Gorda (Puerto Rico, 61 km N of epicenter) : Estoy nerviosa, por Dios.. (reported through EMSC)  
Piedra Gorda (Puerto Rico, 61 km N of epicenter) : Sentiduo en quebradillas (reported through EMSC)  
Aguada (Puerto Rico, 58 km NW of epicenter) : Moca PR-110 (reported through EMSC)  
Rincón (Puerto Rico, 57 km NW of epicenter) : At the beach in Rincon. Ground moves (reported through EMSC)  
Río Cañas Abajo (Puerto Rico, 57 km E of epicenter) : Se sintio fuertecito y de larga duracion aqui en bayamon. (reported through EMSC)  
Hato Arriba (Puerto Rico, 52 km NW of epicenter) : Se sintió fuertecito. (reported through EMSC)  
Utuado (Puerto Rico, 51 km NE of epicenter) : Somewhat strong. (reported through EMSC)  
San Sebastián (Puerto Rico, 49 km NW of epicenter) : Sentido fuerte en San Sebastian. (reported through EMSC)  
San Sebastián (Puerto Rico, 49 km NW of epicenter) : Hmmm... weird. We normally feel them, not so this time. Location: San Sebastián.(Hi Mary Greeley! ❤️ (reported through EMSC)  
Capitanejo (Puerto Rico, 49 km E of epicenter) : Fuerte (reported through EMSC)  
La Playa (Puerto Rico, 49 km NW of epicenter) : My water was moving in my glass. (reported through EMSC)  
La Playa (Puerto Rico, 49 km NW of epicenter) : Se movió ligeramente (reported through EMSC)  
Ponce (Puerto Rico, 41 km E of epicenter) : It felt pretty strong, I was in bed and felt it lasting for a while too. (reported through EMSC)  
Las Marías (Puerto Rico, 40 km NW of epicenter) : Se sentìa el ruido de la vibración de mis copas y vajilla en el gavinete. (reported through EMSC)  
Ponce (Puerto Rico, 40 km E of epicenter) : Barrió Saltillo sector la Olimpia (reported through EMSC)  
Ponce (Puerto Rico, 40 km E of epicenter) : 4to piso en Ponce, mild (reported through EMSC)  
Ponce (Puerto Rico, 40 km E of epicenter) : Se movieron las lámparas, puertas sonaron. Duró como 10 segundos (reported through EMSC)  
Ponce (Puerto Rico, 40 km E of epicenter) : Sentido en santamaria shopping center en Ponce. Mi carro estacionado se movia de lado a lado como por 10 segundos (reported through EMSC)  
Ponce (Puerto Rico, 40 km E of epicenter) : Sentí un temblor a las diez de la mañana se movió un poco fuerte de lado a lado, sucedió en Ponce. (reported through EMSC)  
Marueño (Puerto Rico, 39 km NE of epicenter) : Fue largo. Se movió de lado a lado en Villa Delicias Ponce (reported through EMSC)  
Marueño (Puerto Rico, 39 km NE of epicenter) : Yauco,was very strong. Was in my car. It while alot. Scary. (reported through EMSC)  
Mayagüez (Puerto Rico, 38 km NW of epicenter) : Se sintió fuerte en Mayagüez Terrace (reported through EMSC)  
Mayagüez (Puerto Rico, 38 km NW of epicenter) : In my house i only saw the flowers in the vase move, but i was on the phone and they felt the building move and they were about 10 mins in car away. (reported through EMSC)  
Mayagüez (Puerto Rico, 38 km NW of epicenter) : Estaba en el supermercado y se cayeron par de cosas de las góndolas. Mayagüez (reported through EMSC)  
Mayagüez (Puerto Rico, 38 km NW of epicenter) : Fuerte en Maricao (reported through EMSC)  
Hormigueros (Puerto Rico, 32 km NW of epicenter) : Siii fuerte (reported through EMSC)  
Hormigueros (Puerto Rico, 32 km NW of epicenter) : En el casco urbano de cabo rojo se sintió fuerte (reported through EMSC)  
Hormigueros (Puerto Rico, 32 km NW of epicenter) : Sentido (reported through EMSC)  
Hormigueros (Puerto Rico, 32 km NW of epicenter) : Fuerte (reported through EMSC)  
Santo Domingo (Puerto Rico, 31 km NE of epicenter) : Fuerte el movimiento y extenso! (reported through EMSC)  
Santo Domingo (Puerto Rico, 31 km NE of epicenter) : Sentido en Bo. macana'Guayanilla by (reported through EMSC)  
Puerto Real (Puerto Rico, 30 km NW of epicenter) : Fuerte en cabo rojo (reported through EMSC)  
Cabo Rojo (Puerto Rico, 28 km NW of epicenter) : Cabo Rojo (reported through EMSC)  
Cabo Rojo (Puerto Rico, 28 km NW of epicenter) : Just felt it now at 9:55 a.m. upstairs whole room bed shook (reported through EMSC)  
Boquerón (Puerto Rico, 25 km NW of epicenter) : Fuerte en Boqueron (reported through EMSC)  
Boquerón (Puerto Rico, 25 km NW of epicenter) : Fuerte en Boqueron (reported through EMSC)  
Betances (Puerto Rico, 22 km NW of epicenter) : Fuerte (reported through EMSC)  
San Germán (Puerto Rico, 22 km NW of epicenter) : Fuerte pero rapido me enpujo la silla San German (reported through EMSC)  
San Germán (Puerto Rico, 22 km NW of epicenter) : Se sintio fuerte, me movio la silla pero fue rapido san german (reported through EMSC)  
Yauco (Puerto Rico, 21 km NE of epicenter) : Fuerte (reported through EMSC)  
Yauco (Puerto Rico, 21 km NE of epicenter) : Lo sentí fuerte. Duró como 8 segundos. (reported through EMSC)  
Yauco (Puerto Rico, 21 km NE of epicenter) : Sentida fuerte vibracion de la cortina corrediza de mi baño. (reported through EMSC)  
Sabana Grande (Puerto Rico, 21 km N of epicenter) : Se sintió fuertecito. (reported through EMSC)  
Sabana Grande (Puerto Rico, 21 km N of epicenter) : Se movió todo (reported through EMSC)  
Sabana Grande (Puerto Rico, 21 km N of epicenter) : San Germán duró todo lo movió.. (reported through EMSC)  
Lajas (Puerto Rico, 20 km NW of epicenter) : Fortísimo en Santa Rosa de Lajas. (reported through EMSC)  
Lluveras (Puerto Rico, 18 km NE of epicenter) : Si fuerte (reported through EMSC)  
Palomas (Puerto Rico, 18 km NE of epicenter) : Fuerte (reported through EMSC)  
Palomas (Puerto Rico, 18 km NE of epicenter) : Se meció la casa como una hamaca (reported through EMSC)  
La Parguera (Puerto Rico, 12 km NW of epicenter) : Se sintió fuerte se cayeron varias cosas en mi cuarto (reported through EMSC)  
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