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Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - Puerto Rico Region on Friday, 17 January 2020

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 6.3 quake: Puerto Rico Region, 7 Jan 2020 08h24, which had occurred 10 days earlier.
Light mag. 4.2 earthquake  - Puerto Rico Region on Friday, 17 January 2020
17 Jan 20:06 UTC: Premier à signaler: EMSC après 18 minutes.
Date & time: Friday, 17 January 2020 19:48 UTC
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 19.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.98°N / 66.75°W (Porto Rico)
Nearby towns and cities:
6 km SE de Guayanilla (pop: 5,200)
9 km SW de Peñuelas (pop: 6,800)
12 km SE de Yauco (pop: 20,300)
78 km SW de Bayamón (pop: 203,500)
87 km SW de San Juan (pop: 418,100)
95 km SW de Carolina (pop: 170,400)
Primary data source: EMSC
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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HeureMag. / DepthLocationSource
Fri, 17 Jan 19:48 UTCM 4.2 / 19 kmPuerto Rico RegionEMSC
Fri, 17 Jan 19:48 UTCM 3.7 / 10 km4km WSW of Tallaboa, Puerto RicoUSGS

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LM, Cayey, PR, US (66.8 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : NOT FELT. (reported through our app)
Cidra / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Barceloneta (430.7 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
87.4 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
46 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Bayamón (76.4 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
25.5 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
75.9 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Hato Tejas (Puerto Rico, 79 km NE of epicenter) : NADA EN BAYAMON. (reported through EMSC)
Arecibo (United States of America, 66 km N of epicenter) : Si, se sintió bastante. (reported through EMSC)
Norwalk (United States of America, 5375 km W of epicenter) : Ponce (reported through EMSC)
Taylorville (United States of America, 3231 km NW of epicenter) : Sacudion rapido (reported through EMSC)
Media Luna (Puerto Rico, 73 km NE of epicenter) : Toa baja leve (reported through EMSC)
Candelaria (Puerto Rico, 73 km NE of epicenter) : Continúa leve como estar hamaca meciéndome suave de lado a lado. (reported through EMSC)
Ortíz (Puerto Rico, 69 km NE of epicenter) : Toa Alta Ortíz se sintió y los perros no parar de ladrar hoy no ha parado de templar (reported through EMSC)
Galateo (Puerto Rico, 67 km NE of epicenter) : Sentido movimiento leve desde el Bo. Galateo de Toa Alta, área montañosa. (reported through EMSC)
Bajura (Puerto Rico, 66 km NW of epicenter) : Lo sentí en isabela estaba sentada y se movió la sella y la mesa del comedor q susto (reported through EMSC)
Honduras (Puerto Rico, 61 km E of epicenter) : Vibración (reported through EMSC)
Piñales (Puerto Rico, 56 km NW of epicenter) : Se sintió en Añasco (reported through EMSC)
Hatillo (Puerto Rico, 55 km NW of epicenter) : Afuera en el parque en hatillos (reported through EMSC)
Factor (Puerto Rico, 55 km N of epicenter) : Fue un poco fuertecito. Pero rápido (reported through EMSC)
Salto (Puerto Rico, 54 km NW of epicenter) : Leve en el Pepino.. (reported through EMSC)
Algarrobos (Puerto Rico, 51 km NW of epicenter) : Fuertecito!!! (reported through EMSC)
Río Cañas Abajo (Puerto Rico, 49 km NW of epicenter) : Very short, vibrating windows (reported through EMSC)
Dominguito (Puerto Rico, 48 km NW of epicenter) : It trembled for a few seconds (reported through EMSC)
Campo Alegre (Puerto Rico, 48 km NW of epicenter) : Hatillo fuerte (reported through EMSC)
Río Grande (Puerto Rico, 32 km NE of epicenter) : Replica algo fuerte, Sector El Nudo, Coabey, Jayuya (reported through EMSC)
Coabey (Puerto Rico, 32 km NE of epicenter) : Fuerte en Jayuya hace como 5 minutos (reported through EMSC)
Coabey (Puerto Rico, 32 km NE of epicenter) : En Jayuya (reported through EMSC)
Villalba Arriba (Puerto Rico, 30 km NE of epicenter) : Fuerte un ruido como trueno yrapido tembló villalba (reported through EMSC)
Jacaguas (Puerto Rico, 25 km E of epicenter) : Juana Diaz sentido (reported through EMSC)
Machuelo Arriba (Puerto Rico, 18 km NE of epicenter) : Fuerte (reported through EMSC)
Yauco (Puerto Rico, 12 km NW of epicenter) : Se sintio leve. (reported through EMSC)
Canas (Puerto Rico, 10 km E of epicenter) : Se sintio en el auto estabamos 3n el estacionamiento de walmart ponce baramaya (reported through EMSC)
Guayanilla (Puerto Rico, 8 km NW of epicenter) : Very small movement in the area. (reported through EMSC)

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Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - Puerto Rico Region on Friday, 17 January 2020

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