2020 Puerto Rico Earthquake Sequence (as of Jan. 16, 2020)
Earthquakes detected between December 28, 2019 as of January 16, 2020. Subject to updates.
>300 M3+earthquakes recorded*
since Dec. 28, 2019 (within 40km) strong enough to be felt
10 M5+ earthquakes recorded*
since Dec. 28, 2019 (including M6.4) large enough to do damage
** Data as of 2020-01-16 19-38-30 (UTC)
M5.010km S of Indios, Puerto Rico 2019-12-29 01:06:00 (UTC) 486 ResponsesDid You Feel It?
M5.813km SSE of Indios, Puerto Rico 2020-01-06 10:32:18 (UTC) 934 ResponsesDid You Feel It?
M6.48km S of Indios, Puerto Rico 2020-01-07 08:24:26 (UTC) 2,420 ResponsesDid You Feel It?
M5.913km SE of Guanica, Puerto Rico 2020-01-11 12:54:45 (UTC) 1,302 ResponsesDid You Feel It?
SCIENCE IN ACTION
Jim Smith working on cabling inside of Lucchetti dam in Puerto Rico, assisting the Puerto Rico Strong Motion Program with Hurricane Maria recovery efforts. (Credit: Jim Smith, USGS. Public domain.)
USGS scientists Thomas L. Pratt and Alena L. Leads, along with Dr. Elizabeth Vanacore, associate research professor at University of Puerto Rico, analyze data in earthquake monitoring and recording equipment amid aftershocks across the island's southern coast.(Credit: Donyelle Davis, USGS. Public domain.)
A special thanks to our Advanced National Seismic System (ANSS) partner, the Puerto Rico Seismic Network (PRSN) at University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez. Top left Scientist, Jim Smith, working on cabling inside of Lucchetti dam in Puerto Rico back in September 2019, assisting the Puerto Rico Strong Motion Program with Hurricane Maria recovery efforts. Bottom middle: Jose Cancel of Puerto Rico Seismic Network (PRSN), Alena Leeds of USGS and Javier Santiago of PRSN install a temporary seismometer at Sabana Yeguas in southwestern Puerto Rico on Jan. 10, 2020. Background and right: Puerto Rico damage January 2020.
M6.4 Earthquake Forecast Information www.usgs.gov/pr-2020
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U.S. Geological Survey