Moderate earthquake - Puerto Rico Region - January 7, 2020

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Magnitude : 4.5

Local Time (conversion only below land) : Unknown

GMT/UTC Time : 2020-01-07 14:39:34

Depth (Hypocenter) : 3 km

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
USGS Tallaboa, Puerto Rico Jan 07 23:59 2.7 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Maria Antonia, Puerto Rico Jan 07 23:25 2.6 7 MAP
EMSC Puerto Rico Jan 07 23:20 3.3 10 MAP
USGS Yauco, Puerto Rico Jan 07 23:20 3.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Indios, Puerto Rico Jan 07 22:49 2.5 8 MAP
USGS Tallaboa, Puerto Rico Jan 07 22:16 3.1 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Tallaboa, Puerto Rico Jan 07 22:16 3.8 10 MAP
USGS Guanica, Puerto Rico Jan 07 22:14 2.7 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Tallaboa, Puerto Rico Jan 07 21:43 2.8 6 MAP
EMSC Puerto Rico Jan 07 21:35 2.9 9 MAP
USGS Guayanilla, Puerto Rico Jan 07 21:35 2.9 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Guanica, Puerto Rico Jan 07 21:01 2.5 6 MAP
EMSC Puerto Rico Region Jan 07 20:39 2.9 7 MAP
USGS Indios, Puerto Rico Jan 07 20:39 2.9 7 MAP
USGS Tallaboa, Puerto Rico Jan 07 20:32 4.0 6 MAP
USGS Indios, Puerto Rico Jan 07 20:29 2.8 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Punta Cana - No more than 20 seconds. No damage aware of.
  • Punta Cana - I felt the bed shaking and it woke me up. I thought the kids were trying to move the door... I woke up and realized everybody was sleeping. The door moved for a minute or so.
  • USGS Tallaboa, Puerto Rico Jan 07 20:12 2.7 5 MAP
    USGS Indios, Puerto Rico Jan 07 20:07 2.9 6 MAP
    USGS Indios, Puerto Rico Jan 07 19:58 3.5 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Indios, Puerto Rico Jan 07 19:50 2.7 8 MAP
    USGS Guayanilla, Puerto Rico Jan 07 19:32 2.5 9 MAP
    USGS Indios, Puerto Rico Jan 07 19:21 2.9 8 MAP
    USGS Guanica, Puerto Rico Jan 07 19:09 3.0 4 MAP
    EMSC Puerto Rico Region Jan 07 19:09 3.0 4 MAP
    USGS Guanica, Puerto Rico Jan 07 18:43 4.3 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Santo Domingo - Light rocking of the bed. I’m on the 7th floor of a building. Felt like vertigo while watching television in bed.
  • USGS Guanica, Puerto Rico Jan 07 18:43 4.3 10 MAP
    USGS Magas Arriba, Puerto Rico Jan 07 18:36 2.6 13 MAP
    USGS Guanica, Puerto Rico Jan 07 18:20 2.5 6 MAP
    USGS Guayanilla, Puerto Rico Jan 07 18:16 3.0 11 MAP
    USGS Tallaboa, Puerto Rico Jan 07 18:10 4.2 16 MAP
    USGS Tallaboa, Puerto Rico Jan 07 18:10 4.5 10 MAP
    USGS Magas Arriba, Puerto Rico Jan 07 17:59 3.1 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Tallaboa, Puerto Rico Jan 07 17:46 3.5 8 MAP
    USGS Tallaboa, Puerto Rico Jan 07 17:42 3.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Tallaboa, Puerto Rico Jan 07 17:31 3.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Guayanilla, Puerto Rico Jan 07 17:27 2.6 9 MAP
    USGS Magas Arriba, Puerto Rico Jan 07 16:50 2.7 5 MAP
    USGS Magas Arriba, Puerto Rico Jan 07 16:50 3.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Tallaboa, Puerto Rico Jan 07 16:27 4.6 8 MAP
    GEOFON Puerto Rico Region Jan 07 16:27 4.8 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Indios, Puerto Rico Jan 07 16:27 4.8 5 MAP
    USGS Tallaboa, Puerto Rico Jan 07 16:15 2.7 10 MAP
    USGS Indios, Puerto Rico Jan 07 16:04 3.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Naguabo - Weak shaking
  • USGS Magas Arriba, Puerto Rico Jan 07 16:00 2.8 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Penuelas, Puerto Rico Jan 07 15:55 4.6 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • santo domingo - felt the shaking for about ten seconds... we are on the sixth floor
  • USGS Magas Arriba, Puerto Rico Jan 07 15:55 4.2 8 MAP
    EMSC Puerto Rico Jan 07 15:55 4.2 8 MAP
    USGS Indios, Puerto Rico Jan 07 15:23 2.6 8 MAP
    USGS Tallaboa, Puerto Rico Jan 07 14:54 2.9 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Tallaboa, Puerto Rico Jan 07 14:39 4.1 4 MAP
    EMSC Puerto Rico Region Jan 07 14:39 4.5 3 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Баваро - В 4-24 кровать начало качать, это продолжалось несколько секунд. Качало и все здание
  • USGS Tallaboa, Puerto Rico Jan 07 14:23 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Puerto Rico Region Jan 07 14:04 4.7 10 MAP
    EMSC Puerto Rico Region Jan 07 14:04 4.6 12 MAP
    USGS Tallaboa, Puerto Rico Jan 07 14:04 4.8 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Indios, Puerto Rico Jan 07 14:04 4.6 10 MAP
    USGS Guayanilla, Puerto Rico Jan 07 13:26 2.9 9 MAP
    USGS Tallaboa, Puerto Rico Jan 07 13:22 3.5 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Tallaboa, Puerto Rico Jan 07 13:22 4.2 10 MAP
    USGS Penuelas, Puerto Rico Jan 07 13:08 3.6 10 MAP
    GEOFON Puerto Rico Region Jan 07 13:00 4.4 10 MAP
    USGS Penuelas, Puerto Rico Jan 07 13:00 4.5 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Oranjestad - Around 5am local time I was up and felt bed shaking and wife asked me to stop shaking the bed but I wasn’t doing anything and thought it was her. We were on the 8th floor.
  • Bavaro,Punta Cana - Felt the doors to the room moving and room shaking.
  • USGS Indios, Puerto Rico Jan 07 12:57 3.8 10 MAP
    USGS Fuig, Puerto Rico Jan 07 12:54 4.0 10 MAP
    USGS Fuig, Puerto Rico Jan 07 12:54 4.7 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Guayanilla, Puerto Rico Jan 07 12:21 4.1 30 MAP
    EMSC Puerto Rico Region Jan 07 12:21 4.1 30 MAP
    USGS Tallaboa, Puerto Rico Jan 07 12:10 4.4 10 MAP
    USGS Indios, Puerto Rico Jan 07 12:08 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Bavaro - Woke up to the bed shaking and it felt like there was at least 6 men shaking my bed
  • USGS Indios, Puerto Rico Jan 07 12:08 3.7 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Tallaboa, Puerto Rico Jan 07 11:28 4.4 10 MAP
    USGS Tallaboa, Puerto Rico Jan 07 11:18 5.6 9 MAP
    EMSC Puerto Rico Jan 07 11:18 5.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Santo Domingo - I sit on a rocking chair (the apartment is on a 5th floor near Universidad Autonoma Santo Domingo). At 4:25 AM, the rocking chair shook sideways twice. I checked internet and there was no flash-news about it, the only related report was a distant earthquake in Puerto Rico...
  • Anastos - At about 4:30am there was moderate to strong shaking for about 8-10 seconds.
  • San Juan - Electricity is out
  • GEOFON Puerto Rico Region Jan 07 11:18 5.7 13 MAP
    USGS Indios, Puerto Rico Jan 07 11:18 6.0 5 MAP
    USGS Tallaboa, Puerto Rico Jan 07 11:14 4.5 10 MAP
    USGS Tallaboa, Puerto Rico Jan 07 11:02 3.8 10 MAP
    USGS Tallaboa, Puerto Rico Jan 07 10:28 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Punta cana - The bed was shaking
  • st thomas - woke me up bed was shaking. early mornin
  • USGS Tallaboa, Puerto Rico Jan 07 10:13 4.3 10 MAP
    USGS Tallaboa, Puerto Rico Jan 07 09:41 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Pueblo Bavaro - I woke up as bed was shaking lightly +/- 04.25 am
  • Punta Cana - The bed was shaking lightly and woke me. It lasted only a few seconds
  • Punta Cana - The bed was moving hence I awoke but the building was shaking moderately. I am on the ground floor It lasted approximately 8-10 seconds.
  • USGS Tallaboa, Puerto Rico Jan 07 09:35 4.0 13 MAP
    USGS Indios, Puerto Rico Jan 07 09:18 4.1 10 MAP
    USGS Indios, Puerto Rico Jan 07 09:18 3.7 5 MAP
    USGS Indios, Puerto Rico Jan 07 09:08 4.1 10 MAP
    USGS Indios, Puerto Rico Jan 07 09:02 3.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Indios, Puerto Rico Jan 07 09:01 3.9 10 MAP
    USGS Indios, Puerto Rico Jan 07 08:59 3.9 10 MAP
    USGS Ponce, Puerto Rico Jan 07 08:50 5.0 10 MAP
    GEOFON Puerto Rico Region Jan 07 08:50 5.2 10 MAP
    EMSC Puerto Rico Region Jan 07 08:50 5.1 10 MAP
    EMSC Puerto Rico Region Jan 07 08:34 5.3 10 MAP
    USGS Tallaboa, Puerto Rico Jan 07 08:34 5.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Puerto Rico Region Jan 07 08:34 5.5 10 MAP
    USGS Tallaboa, Puerto Rico Jan 07 08:24 6.4 10 MAP
    USGS Indios, Puerto Rico Jan 07 08:24 6.6 6 MAP
    GEOFON Puerto Rico Region Jan 07 08:24 6.4 10 MAP
    EMSC Puerto Rico Region Jan 07 08:24 6.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Dorado - Moderate shaking
  • Humacao - I never want to wake up this way again in my life.
  • rincon - building shook 5 seconds
  • Rio grande - 5-10 seconds shaking. No damage. Very slight little aftershocks followed
  • San Juan - bed/door shaking
  • Guaynabo - 20s, no damage
  • Punta Cana - Lasted for aprox 1 minute Woke me up
  • Corozal - Moderate shaking
  • Levittown - I never feel ‘em but this was distressing and unsettling. I couldn’t sleep and now the power is out so no sleep for me, I guess.
  • Guaynabo, Finca Elena - Bed, ceiling chandelier, kitchen items were shaking for over 10 seconds Pool water got overflowed! Felt 2 after shocks
  • Rincon - 20 secs shaking woke me up in the worst way possible
  • Old San juan - Light shaking
  • Loiza - 7-8 seconds Lost power at 4:24am
  • Yabucao - No damage that I know of. Woke me and two sisters up, bed was shaking. Lasted about 15-20 seconds. Quite unsettling.
  • Villa Duarte, Santo Domingo - Laying in bed. I held on for a second. There was a longer few seconds shake then 2 short bursts following.
  • Bayamon - Lasted about 30 seconds. Bed shook and knocked out the power
  • Esperanza, Vieques - Felt around 4:15am and much weaker at 4:34. 20(?) Seconds the first one. 5 seconds the second. I woke up to the bed shaking, door rattling, animals in and outside upset.
  • Punta Cana - Woke up to bed shaking and glass bathroom doors rattling.
  • Guaynabo - Weak shaking
  • San juan - 7 sec and the second one 4
  • Humacao - I was in bed.
  • Carolina - Lasted about 20 terrifying seconds. Several after shocks. I never felt anything like this in my life. Scary stuff. God help us.
  • Canóvanas - Moderate shaking
  • San Juan - Bed shaking 10secs
  • San juan - 5 secs
  • Bavaro - Bed shaking
  • Camuy - Woke us up and lasted for a little while
  • Rincon - Woke us up from sleep. Shaking lasted 5 seconds. We lost power. It happened around 4:25am.
  • Trujillo Alto - In deed it did shake me out of my sleep
  • Isabela - Approximately 10-13 seconds of shaking accompanied by a low rumble. Electricity went out immediately. No structural damage noted as of yet. Woke just minutes before it hit, but wife was woken up by the actual tremors.
  • Isabela - Approximately 10-13 seconds of shaking accompanied by a low rumble. Electricity went out immediately. No structural damage noted as of yet. Woke just minutes before it hit, but wife was woken up by the actual tremors.
  • Aguacate, Aguadilla - Not sure how long woke us up from sleeping bed shaking house shaking No electricity now
  • Rincon - It got stronger and shook for about 20 to 30 sec
  • Carolina - Woke up 5 of us. Our electricity went out. Flipped the breaker but it didn’t help. Lasted about 20-30 seconds. 4:25 am
  • St. Croix - My bed started to sway and rock at 4:24am 01/07/2020
  • morovis - It lasted no damagefot llllllllll about 8sec,abooit 8seconfd
  • Bayamón - I never want to experience an earthquake again. Entire bedroom wa shaking. It woke my right out of my sleep and I felt very scared and unprepared for an earthquake. It knocked our power out but nothing in the house was damaged.
  • San Juan - Very strong shaking
  • cayey - Weak shaking
  • Punta Cana - Lasted for about a minute. The bed started shaking and woke me up
  • Luquillo - People ran out to the street.. all power is out. Tsunami alert went out then it was canceled .
  • Arecibo - I was in bed sleeping when the strong violent shaking woke me up! I was terrified! I started asking God to protect us please! The Shaking lasted so long that it put me in shock. I Dont Ever want to go thru that again!!The Electricity was knocked out right away. Black everywhere!It is soo horrible when it gets U in bed sleeping!!Everybody In P.R.& THE WORLD NEEDS TO PRAY & GET JESUS CHRIST In Their Lives & Hearts!!! .
  • Punta Cana - The bed was shaking really hard. The building was moving and shaking for about a minute.
  • Bavaro - Wakker geworden toen kasten en muren schudden...
  • Bayamon - 4:24 a.m. house was shaking between 5 and 10 seconds
  • Punta Cana - Moderate shaking
  • USGS Indios, Puerto Rico Jan 07 08:19 2.6 7 MAP
    USGS Guanica, Puerto Rico Jan 07 03:05 2.9 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • San Juan - Light shaking
  • San Juan - Moderate shaking
  • Toa Baja - about 20s
  • Luquillo - 10sec
  • San Juan - About 3-5 seconds
  • San Juan airport - Waiting to board the plain that last about 30 seconds approxi
  • Bayamon - Moderate shaking
  • San Juan - The bed shook and lasted about 10 seconds.
  • EMSC Puerto Rico Region Jan 07 03:05 2.9 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Maria Antonia, Puerto Rico Jan 07 02:26 2.6 8 MAP
    USGS Indios, Puerto Rico Jan 07 00:58 2.6 7 MAP


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    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
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    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
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    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
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    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
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    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
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    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
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    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
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    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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