Mag. 4.5 earthquake - 257 km northeast of Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic, on 2020-05-06 14:00:38 -05:00 -

Mag. 4.5 earthquake  - 257 km northeast of Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic, on 2020-05-06 14:00:38 -05:00

Light magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 44 km depth

6 May 19:05 UTC: First to report: USGS after 5 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 5.9 to 10.0 km.
May 6 19:41: Magnitude recalculated from 4.7 to 4.5.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 44.0 km.
Date & time: 6 May 2020 19:00:38 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 2020-05-06 14:00:38 -05:00
Magnitude: 4.5
Depth: 44.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.5295°N / 67.7218°W (North Atlantic Ocean, Dominican Republic)
Nearby towns and cities:
128 km (79 mi) NE of Punta Cana (pop: 100,000) --> See nearby quakes!
145 km (90 mi) NE of Salvaleon de Higüey (pop: 123,800) --> See nearby quakes!
162 km (101 mi) ENE of Santa Cruz de El Seibo (El Seibo) (pop: 23,500) --> See nearby quakes!
180 km (112 mi) NE of La Romana (pop: 208,400) --> See nearby quakes!
182 km (113 mi) ENE of Hato Mayor del Rey (Hato Mayor) (pop: 36,000) --> See nearby quakes!
205 km (128 mi) NE of San Pedro de Macoris (pop: 217,900) --> See nearby quakes!
208 km (129 mi) ENE of Quisqueya (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
219 km (136 mi) ENE of Bayaguana (pop: 21,100) --> See nearby quakes!
231 km (144 mi) ENE of Boca Chica (pop: 46,300) --> See nearby quakes!
257 km (160 mi) ENE of Santo Domingo (pop: 2,201,900) --> See nearby quakes!
192 km (119 mi) NW of Puerto Rico Island (pop: 3,474,200) --> See nearby quakes!
169 km (105 mi) ENE of Cayo Chico Island --> See nearby quakes!
162 km (101 mi) N of Caribbean Galapagos Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.544 km97km NE of Punta Cana, Dominican RepublicUSGS
M 4.710 kmDominican Republic RegionEMSC
M 4.647 kmMona Passage (Puerto Rico)GFZ

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Unibón (Puerto Rico, 184 km SE of epicenter) : Se está meneando suavesito (reported through EMSC)
Furnias (Puerto Rico, 144 km SE of epicenter) : Se sintió fuerte y con un ruido extraño (reported through EMSC)
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