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Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake - 58 km northwest of Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic, on 2020-05-14 17:03:57 -04:00

Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake - 58 km northwest of Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic, on 2020-05-14 17:03:57 -04:00 Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake - 58 km northwest of Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic, on 2020-05-14 17:03:57 -04:00

Moderate magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 10 km depth

14 May 21:24 UTC: First to report: USGS after 20 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeMay 14, 2020 21:03:57 UTC
Local time at epicenter2020-05-14 17:03:57 -04:00
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude4.4
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude19.7819°N / 71.1292°W (Villa Isabela, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic)
Antipode19.782°S / 108.871°E
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt5 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoSan Juan (104 km / 65 mi)
Nearby towns and cities7 km (4 mi) SE of Estero Hondo (pop: 1,650) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
26 km (16 mi) NNW of Valverde (pop: 48,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
27 km (17 mi) NW of Esperanza (Valverde) (pop: 42,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
36 km (22 mi) NW of Villa Bisono (Bisono, Santiago) (pop: 33,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
40 km (25 mi) WNW of Rio Grande (Altamira) (pop: 20,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
46 km (29 mi) W of Puerto Plata (pop: 146,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
56 km (35 mi) W of Monte Llano (Villa Montellano) (pop: 19,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
58 km (36 mi) NW of Santiago de los Caballeros (pop: 1,200,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
187 km (116 mi) NE of Port au Prince (Ouest, Haiti) (pop: 1,234,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
195 km (121 mi) NW of Santo Domingo (Nacional) (pop: 2,201,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.410 km6km SE of Estero Hondo, Dominican RepublicUSGS
4.410 kmDominican RepublicEMSC

Seismograms

Seismic station: Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands (GRTK/CU network) | Distance from quake: 192 km / 120 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (7)

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San José de Las Matas, Santiago (58.7 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Mao, Valverde (26.2 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Kingston, Jamaica (626.7 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Luperón / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Very weak shake for 1 to 2 seconds  
Kingston, Jamaica / Weak shaking (MMI III) : A tremor for only a few seconds in Kingston Jamaica  
Luperón (Dominican Republic, 22 km NE of epicenter) : Gentle but felt throughout town. (reported through EMSC)  
Luperón (Dominican Republic, 22 km NE of epicenter) : Noisey (reported through EMSC)  

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