Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Caribbean Sea, 58 km south of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, on Monday, 4 February 2019 at 14:33 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Caribbean Sea, 58 km south of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, on Monday, 4 February 2019 at 14:33 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 66 km depth

4 Feb 14:38 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 5 minutes.
Feb 4 14:56: Magnitude recalculated from 5.5 to 5.1.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 66.0 km.
Date & time: 4 Feb 2019 14:33:48 UTC
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 66.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.07°N / 68.53°W (Caribbean Sea, Dominican Republic)
Nearby towns and cities:
35 km (22 mi) SSE of Boca de Yuma (pop: 1,990) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) SE of Romana (pop: 208,400) --> See nearby quakes!
151 km (94 mi) ESE of Santo Domingo (pop: 2,201,900) --> See nearby quakes!
239 km (149 mi) W of Aibonito (Puerto Rico) (pop: 8,950) --> See nearby quakes!
256 km (159 mi) W of Guayama (Puerto Rico) (pop: 21,600) --> See nearby quakes!
258 km (160 mi) W of Cataño (Catano, Puerto Rico) (pop: 28,100) --> See nearby quakes!
260 km (161 mi) W of Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico) (pop: 418,100) --> See nearby quakes!
275 km (171 mi) ESE of Santiago de los Caballeros (pop: 1,200,000) --> See nearby quakes!
282 km (175 mi) W of Las Piedras (Puerto Rico) (pop: 6,660) --> See nearby quakes!
283 km (176 mi) W of Loiza (Puerto Rico) (pop: 4,310) --> See nearby quakes!
280 km (174 mi) ESE of Hispaniola Island (pop: 21,107,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.166 kmMona PassageGFZ
5.310 km MONA PASSAGE, DOMINICAN REPUBLICEMSC
5.374 km- 31km SSE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican RepublicUSGS
5.456 kmMona PassageGeoAu

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76.3 km N of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
155.8 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Puerto Plata / Weak shaking (MMI III)
158.5 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Las Terrenas / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : A fibration from the Terrasse table  
71.2 km N of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Felt inside an apartment on 1st floor. Approx 5 sec’s of a deep pre-rumbling followed by 3-4 sec’s of very noticeable shaking of the building structure.  
Republic Dominicana/Punta Cana/Bavaro/Los Corales/ / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Very clear felt as a earthquake, when seats gave a forwards/backwards feeling. In the concrete structure of Hotel Tomasol/Bavaro/Los Corales no damage or falling down objects  
Bavaro / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Higüey / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Be Live Hotel in Punta Cana / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
149.2 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : I was standing near my desk and suddenly everything began to move  
Punta Cana, Amstar Dmc, headquaters. / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Punta Cana LHVC Presidential Suites / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Thought a big truck drove by. But, no truck.  
Punta Cana / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Las Terrenas (174.4 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Hard Rock Punta Cana (70.6 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Felt the floor shake for a second or so.  
Santo domingo DN. / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Santo domingo DR / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Saint domingue / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : few instants buy strong  
Bávaro / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : One hard hit  
218.4 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
72.4 km N of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
santiago de los caballeros / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Santo Domingo Norte (Dominican Republic, 148 km W of epicenter) : Felt slight shock in Nowshera (reported through EMSC)  
Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic, 152 km W of epicenter) : Estaba trabajando, el temblor se sintió fuerte, por pocos segundos, todos lo sentimos, inmediatamente procedimos a evacuar todo el edificio, la mayoría de las personas obedecieron ak llamado de evacuación, pero habian algunas personas que no querian salir y no le dieron la importancia debida a este temblor. Gracias! (reported through EMSC)  
Santo Domingo Norte (Dominican Republic, 148 km W of epicenter) : A water bottle on the table started shaking. (reported through EMSC)  
Higüey (Dominican Republic, 69 km N of epicenter) : Courte durée , environ entre 3 et 5 s , sur la plage , sur un transat et sous un parasol, tout a tremblé ! Drôle d’expérience (reported through EMSC)  
Santo Domingo Norte (Dominican Republic, 148 km W of epicenter) : Shook the windows a little (reported through EMSC)  
Río San Juan (Dominican Republic, 237 km NW of epicenter) : Un breve mareo (reported through EMSC)  
Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic, 149 km W of epicenter) : Débil (reported through EMSC)  
Bávaro (Dominican Republic, 70 km N of epicenter) : Deutlich spürbr für einige Sekunden. Gegenstände haben sich gjt sichtbar bewegt (reported through EMSC)  
La Romana (Dominican Republic, 59 km NW of epicenter) : Temblo (reported through EMSC)  
El Alto (Dominican Republic, 324 km W of epicenter) : Ich dachte meine Frau rüttelt an meiner Poolliege. Sie lag aber neben mir. Unheimlich! (reported through EMSC)  
Santiago (Dominican Republic, 279 km NW of epicenter) : Leves movimientos de los equipos de oficina y mobiliarios. En un primer nivel de una estructura de madera. (reported through EMSC)  
Quebrada Arenas (Puerto Rico, 242 km E of epicenter) : Se sintió bastante fuerte y sostenido en el Pueblo de Toa Alta Puerto Rico (reported through EMSC)  
Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic, 150 km W of epicenter) : In Santo Domingo (reported through EMSC)  
Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic, 149 km W of epicenter) : Ninguno (reported through EMSC)  
La Romana (Dominican Republic, 59 km NW of epicenter) : Lo senti (reported through EMSC)  
Miami (United States of America, 1467 km NW of epicenter) : Se sintió. Algo. Fuerte. Para nuestra zona. (reported through EMSC)  
Puerto Plata (Dominican Republic, 290 km NW of epicenter) : Puerto Plata R.D. (reported through EMSC)  
Santiago (Dominican Republic, 267 km NW of epicenter) : Muy leve aquí en Santiago. (reported through EMSC)  
Santiago (Dominican Republic, 266 km NW of epicenter) : lo sentí alrededor de 30 segundos (reported through EMSC)  
Santiago (Dominican Republic, 264 km NW of epicenter) : I was laid in bed watching Netflix when all of a sudden my bed started shaking. It felt strong. May God have mercy! (reported through EMSC)  
Santiago (Dominican Republic, 264 km NW of epicenter) : The things started to move (reported through EMSC)  
Sosúa (Dominican Republic, 258 km NW of epicenter) : Très légère secousse, 3ème étage, Cabarete (reported through EMSC)  
Moca (Dominican Republic, 248 km NW of epicenter) : Lo sentí aquí en salcedo (reported through EMSC)  
Bonao (Dominican Republic, 212 km W of epicenter) : I was meditating on my bed and felt a movement that scared me thinking I was going through a shift, went online and realized it was an earthquake. (reported through EMSC)  
Piedra Blanca (Dominican Republic, 198 km W of epicenter) : Sin incidentes (reported through EMSC)  
Monte Plata (Dominican Republic, 164 km W of epicenter) : Se sintió bien fuerte (reported through EMSC)  
Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic, 156 km W of epicenter) : Santo Domingo, Haina (reported through EMSC)  
Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic, 154 km W of epicenter) : muy fuerte y largo... (reported through EMSC)  
Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic, 154 km W of epicenter) : Fuerte (reported through EMSC)  
Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic, 154 km W of epicenter) : Se sintió en 3er piso pero no me produjo panico (reported through EMSC)  
Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic, 153 km W of epicenter) : Se sintió muy fuerte en la ciudad de Santo Domingo que se encuentra a 150KMs aproximadamente (reported through EMSC)  
Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic, 152 km W of epicenter) : Très fort ressenti à Santo Domingo quartier Bella Vista au 10ème étage d'un immeuble d'habitation. Mouvement long et fort avec petits objets renversés. (reported through EMSC)  
Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic, 147 km W of epicenter) : Santo Domingo (reported through EMSC)  
Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic, 147 km W of epicenter) : se movio todo el edificio gubernamental de 14 pisos (reported through EMSC)  
Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic, 147 km W of epicenter) : In the Punta Cana area friends said it was felt a lot, and strong. (reported through EMSC)  
Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic, 147 km W of epicenter) : Muy fuerte!!!! (reported through EMSC)  
La Pomarrosa (Dominican Republic, 142 km W of epicenter) : Se sintió levemente!!!! (reported through EMSC)  
Boca Chica (Dominican Republic, 117 km W of epicenter) : Sentí mon lit bouger pour sentir que c’était un tremblement de Terre (reported through EMSC)  
Guayacanes (Dominican Republic, 94 km W of epicenter) : 3-5 seconds (reported through EMSC)  
Higüey (Dominican Republic, 52 km N of epicenter) : Friusa: only one push, but heavy! (reported through EMSC)  
La Romana (Dominican Republic, 47 km NW of epicenter) : Думала глюк... сильно трясло! (reported through EMSC)  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (10 quakes):
  • 27 Mar 2019 00:57 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    100 km (62.1 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Mar 2019 06:54 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    76 km (47.2 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Mar 2019 07:58 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    77 km (47.8 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Mar 2019 07:24 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    105 km (65.2 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Feb 2019 22:39 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    64 km (39.8 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Feb 2019 14:43 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    102 km (63.4 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Feb 2019 07:44 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    139 km (86.4 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Feb 2019 15:39 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    8 km (5 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Feb 2019 09:57 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    120 km (74.6 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Feb 2019 01:04 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    128 km (79.5 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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