Moderate earthquake of magnitude 4.5 just reported 17 km northwest of Hato Mayor del Rey, Dominican Republic

Tue, 28 Sep 2021, 00:28
4.5 quake 27 Sep 8:15 pm (GMT -4)
4.5 quake 27 Sep 8:15 pm (GMT -4)
A magnitude 4.5 earthquake near Hato Mayor del Rey, Hato Mayor, Provincia de Hato Mayor, Dominican Republic, was reported only 11 minutes ago by the United States Geological Survey, considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity in the Dominican Republic. The earthquake occurred at an intermediate depth of 116.1 km beneath the epicenter in the evening on Monday, September 27th, 2021, at 8:15 pm local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include El Puerto (pop. 3,300) located 6 km from the epicenter, Hato Mayor del Rey (pop. 36,000) 17 km away, Bayaguana (pop. 21,100) 24 km away, Quisqueya (pop. 17,700) 27 km away, Sabana Grande de Boya (pop. 16,800) 43 km away, Boca Chica (pop. 46,300) 43 km away, Villa Francisca (pop. 50,200) 61 km away, Santo Domingo (pop. 2,201,900) 62 km away, and Bella Vista (pop. 175,700) 68 km away.

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Date & time: Sep 27, 2021 8:15 pm (GMT -4) local time (28 Sep 2021 00:15 GMT)
Magnitude: 4.5
Depth: 116.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.8°N / 69.42°W (Hato Mayor, Provincia de Hato Mayor, Dominican Republic)
Primary data source: USGS

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