Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - 6.4 km north of Villa Elisa, Dominican Republic, on Sunday, 23 September 2018 at 05:45 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake  - 6.4 km north of Villa Elisa, Dominican Republic, on Sunday, 23 September 2018 at 05:45 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 10 km depth

23 Sep 05:52 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Date & time: 23 Sep 2018 05:45:51 UTC
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.74°N / 71.29°W (Guayubin, Provincia de Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic)
Nearby towns and cities:
6 km (4 mi) NNW of Villa Elisa (Monte Cristi) (pop: 1,140) --> See nearby quakes!
16 km (10 mi) E of Villa Vasquez (Monte Cristi) (pop: 11,600) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (18 mi) N of Sabaneta (Santiago Rodríguez) (pop: 16,400) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (19 mi) NW of Mao (Valverde) (pop: 48,300) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (23 mi) WNW of Esperanza (Valverde) (pop: 42,200) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) ESE of San Fernando de Monte Cristi (Monte Cristi) (pop: 17,000) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) WNW of Villa Bisono (Bisono, Santiago) (pop: 33,100) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) W of Puerto Plata (pop: 146,000) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (43 mi) WNW of Santiago de los Caballeros (pop: 1,200,000) --> See nearby quakes!
204 km (127 mi) NW of Santo Domingo (Nacional) (pop: 2,201,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.210 kmDominican Republic RegionGFZ
M 5.220 km DOMINICAN REPUBLICEMSC
M 5.214 km- 3km NW of Villa Elisa, Dominican RepublicUSGS

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Jacagua, Santiago / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I thought my spouse was shaking the bed. I told them to stop moving. They were not even in the bed.
Lifestyle resorts a few miles east of Puerta Plata / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was sleeping and awoke to my bed shaking . Yelled for my wife who was in the next room and told her to shake the bed as hard as she could .I said no I was not dreaming the earthquake was much stronger than her shaking the bed
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 5fth floor Apar / Light shaking (MMI IV)
San francisco de Macoris, Dominican Republic / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Punta Cana / Light shaking (MMI IV) : My New wife was literally holding onto the bed gripping the bed covers ...
Navarrete (47.7 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) (reported through our app)
Mirador Sur, Distrito nacional (200.7 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Puerto Plata / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
201.1 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
72 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Building felt moving back and forth. It woke me frpm sleep.
Sosua / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Puerto Plata / not felt : Slept right through.
San Francisco de Macoris / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Hardest I've felt. I was asleep and the rumbling and shaking of the closet door awoke me. I literally held on to the bed.
195.3 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
95.5 km E of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
San José de las Matas / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : Scared
Puerto plata don Armando / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Puerto plata
Guayubin / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Espaillat / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
San Cristóbal / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Santiago, Dominican Republic / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Santiago / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
86.1 km E of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Montellano, Dominican tepublic (72.4 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Sosua, Puerto Plata / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woke up from it though it just a cat but after my mom entered the room and asked me “are you ok?” After that I got it that it was an Earthquake.
330.8 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
SantoDomingo / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Felt bed shaking
Santiago republica dominicana / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Fue un sismo un tanto largo y se sintio fuerte
Nagua / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Santiago / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
48.1 km E of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : The shaking woke us up. We are deep sleepers. Windows were rattling. Lasted about 4 seconds. Intensity was up, down and up again. Didn’t feel any aftershocks
Santiago De Los Caballeros. La trinitaria / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was sleeping quite deeply and it woke me up. Even my dog ran outside with my husband panicking. It was quite strong for us and very scary since we lived the 2010 earthquake in Port-Au-Prince. Friends hit me up via whatssap telling me they felt it too.
Dajabon (city) / Light shaking (MMI IV)
SDQ I was at bed and it moves like a snake behind (201.9 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Mao (30.9 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Woke up by the strong long shake and severe sounds.
97.4 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Burende, La Vega, Dominican Republic. (90.4 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
72.2 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Dajabon (34.6 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Cabirmal, Altamira, Puerto Plata / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I woke up to the whole house creaking and groaning.
Las Terrenas / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Santiago De Los Caballeros / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was sleeping and I woke up by the sounds of the earthquake WAS HORRIBLE!
69.8 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Las sacudidas hacían golpear la cama a la pared y me despertó.
C.M. integral II / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Santiago R. D. / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Puerto plata / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Bed shook for approximately 3 seconds
santiago de los caballeros / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Mao,Valverde / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Puerto Plata / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Santiago (72 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
73.5 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Santiago de los caballeros (69.5 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
73.9 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Santiago / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Jarabacoa / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Santiago, Gurabo / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Santiago / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was sleeping and it woke me up I heard the doors from my closet shaking in the bed it felt like it was a waterbed 5.2 it felt much stronger
Santiago (64.6 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Puerto Plata, Bayardo / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
83.1 km E of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Santiago de los Caballeros (69.1 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was laying in bed, almost falling asleep when my bed began to shake. It was a noticeable enough of a shake that I knew it was an earthquake. It lasted about 5-6 seconds.
Tamboril, Dominican REpublic / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Felt while watching TV. Like someone moving couch.
61 km E of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Santo Domingo / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Las Terrenas / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Santiago / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Santiago (72.5 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Everyone in the house woke up. Our parot tarted flying down stairs.
74.2 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
74.1 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Puerto plata / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Santiago / Weak shaking (MMI III)
MOca, Dominican Republic / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Santo domingo / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Santiago de los caballeros, dominican republic / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : All tables and doors shaking.
Santo Domingo / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Cabarete / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Woke me out of bed ... 6-7 seconds
28.9 km S of epicenter [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : Woke us up. Felt very strong. No damage.
santiago de los caballeros / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
199.7 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Santo Domingo / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Santiago de los caballeros / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Salcedo / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Lahore, Pakistan / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Las Terrenas / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Sabaneta, Dominican Republic / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Santiago / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Santiago / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
San Francisco de Macoris / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Puerto Plata / Weak shaking (MMI III)
72.5 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Santo Domingo / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Hola lo sentí bastante fuerte hubo mucha réplica / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
puerto plata / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Santiago / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Castillo, Santiag, Dominican Republic (74.7 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Puerto Plata / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Santiago de los caballeros / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Santo domingo / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Santo Domingo / Light shaking (MMI IV)
santo domingo (202.8 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
531.3 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Santo Domingo Norte (Dominican Republic, 193 km SE of epicenter) : Gempa terasa agak lumayan besar namun beberapa detik. (reported through EMSC)
Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic, 188 km SE of epicenter) : Estaba durmiendo y el movimiento de la cama me desperto y pienso fue bastante largo (reported through EMSC)
Villa Monte Llano (Dominican Republic, 65 km E of epicenter) : Bien fuerte (reported through EMSC)
Santiago (Dominican Republic, 64 km SE of epicenter) : Se sintio con cierta intensida, estaba durmiendo y me desperte. (reported through EMSC)
Santiago De Los Caballeros (Dominican Republic, 61 km E of epicenter) : woke up to bed shaking vigorously for several seconds, woke up the adults in the house, but kids slept through it (reported through EMSC)
La Vega (Dominican Republic, 90 km SE of epicenter) : A15 años del terremoto de puerto plata (reported through EMSC)
La Vega (Dominican Republic, 90 km SE of epicenter) : La cama se movió. (reported through EMSC)
Santiago De Los Caballeros (Dominican Republic, 66 km SE of epicenter) : Bed and closet doors shaking. (reported through EMSC)
Santiago de los Caballeros (Dominican Republic, 63 km SE of epicenter) : There was a small one first and a few minutes after I felt a big stroke and it was long. (reported through EMSC)
Santiago (Dominican Republic, 63 km SE of epicenter) : For me that was too strong (reported through EMSC)
Santiago de los Caballeros (Dominican Republic, 62 km SE of epicenter) : Se sintió muy fuerte y duró bastante. (reported through EMSC)
Santiago De Los Caballeros (Dominican Republic, 61 km E of epicenter) : The earthquake lasted around 15 seconds. I was sleeping and my bed moved, I could hear the doors of my closet moving and the chairs. A day like yesterday in 2003,we had a very important earthquake in Puerto Plata. Social Media, friends and acquaintances have not reported damages so far. (reported through EMSC)
Santiago De Los Caballeros (Dominican Republic, 61 km E of epicenter) : West-east direction of the waves .... (reported through EMSC)
Santiago (Dominican Republic, 61 km SE of epicenter) : Estabamos durmiendo y nos desperto el evento se mantuvo por al menos 12 segundos, no cayo ningùn objeto al suelo. (reported through EMSC)
Puerto Plata (Dominican Republic, 59 km E of epicenter) : Se movieron las cosas en la casa duro como algunos 7 segundos o mas (reported through EMSC)
Mao (Dominican Republic, 39 km SE of epicenter) : . (reported through EMSC)
Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic, 183 km SE of epicenter) : Se me movió la cama. Santo Domingo. (reported through EMSC)
(Dominican Republic, 109 km SE of epicenter) : Estamos en pánico. Fuerte !!! (reported through EMSC)
San Francisco de Macorís (Dominican Republic, 107 km E of epicenter) : Duro mas de lo usual (reported through EMSC)
(Dominican Republic, 84 km SE of epicenter) : Se movió algo (reported through EMSC)
Santiago de los Caballeros (Dominican Republic, 57 km E of epicenter) : La cama se movio (reported through EMSC)
Santiago de los Caballeros (Dominican Republic, 57 km E of epicenter) : Se sintió fuerte y duro como 8 segundo (reported through EMSC)
Santiago De Los Caballeros (Dominican Republic, 57 km E of epicenter) : Bastante fuerte, se sintio dos veces y larga duracion (reported through EMSC)
Mao (Dominican Republic, 16 km E of epicenter) : Se sintió bastante fuerte (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 5.2 quake 6.4 km north of Villa Elisa, Dominican Republic, 23 September 2018 05:45 GMT

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 27 Sep 2018 16:35 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Sep 2018 07:23 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (3 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - 6.4 km north of Villa Elisa, Dominican Republic, on Sunday, 23 September 2018 at 05:45 (GMT)
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