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

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

Light magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 10 km depth

14 May 21:24 UTC: First to report: USGS after 20 minutes.
Date & time: 14 May 2020 21:03:57 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 2020-05-14 17:03:57 -04:00
Magnitude: 4.4
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.7819°N / 71.1292°W (Villa Isabela, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic)
Nearest volcano: San Juan (104 km / 65 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
7 km (4 mi) SE of Estero Hondo (pop: 1,650) --> See nearby quakes!
8 km (5 mi) WSW of Villa Isabela (pop: 3,890) --> See nearby quakes!
9 km (6 mi) N of La Caya (Valverde) (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) NE of Villa Elisa (Monte Cristi) (pop: 1,140) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) SW of Luperon (pop: 4,390) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) NNW of Mao (Valverde) (pop: 48,300) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) NW of Esperanza (Valverde) (pop: 42,200) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (29 mi) W of Puerto Plata (pop: 146,000) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) NW of Santiago de los Caballeros (pop: 1,200,000) --> See nearby quakes!
195 km (121 mi) NW of Santo Domingo (Nacional) (pop: 2,201,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.410 km6km SE of Estero Hondo, Dominican RepublicUSGS
M 4.410 kmDominican RepublicEMSC

User reports for this quake (7)

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58.7 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
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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Mag. 4.4 earthquake - 58 km northwest of Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic, on 2020-05-14 17:03:57 -04:00
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