Mag. 4.2 earthquake - 68 km northwest of Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic, on Wednesday, 20 May 2020 at 03:22 (GMT) -

Mag. 4.2 earthquake  - 68 km northwest of Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic, on Wednesday, 20 May 2020 at 03:22 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 10 km depth

20 May 04:40 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 1 hour and 18 minutes.
Date & time: 20 May 2020 03:22:12 UTC -
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.78°N / 71.25°W (Guayubin, Provincia de Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic)
Nearest volcano: San Juan (102 km / 63 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
10 km (6 mi) SW of Estero Hondo (Puerto Plata) (pop: 1,650) --> See nearby quakes!
11 km (7 mi) N of Villa Elisa (Monte Cristi) (pop: 1,140) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) ENE of Villa Vasquez (Monte Cristi) (pop: 11,600) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (19 mi) NW of Mao (Valverde) (pop: 48,300) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (22 mi) NNE of Sabaneta (Santiago Rodríguez) (pop: 16,400) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (22 mi) NW of Esperanza (Valverde) (pop: 42,200) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (29 mi) WNW of Villa Bisono (Bisono, Santiago) (pop: 33,100) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (37 mi) W of Puerto Plata (pop: 146,000) --> See nearby quakes!
68 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: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.210 kmDominican RepublicEMSC
M 4.210 km10km N of Villa Elisa, Dominican RepublicUSGS

User reports for this quake (6)

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31.2 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Santiago (Dominican Republic, 67 km SE of epicenter) : Segun informes en el pais fue de 4.5 a 10km de profundidad en villa isabela puerto plata (reported through EMSC)
Santiago (Dominican Republic, 67 km SE of epicenter) : Se sintió un poco (reported through EMSC)
Santiago (Dominican Republic, 66 km SE of epicenter) : Se movió mucho mi cama se sintió varios segundos (reported through EMSC)
Mao (Dominican Republic, 31 km SE of epicenter) : Se sintió un poco (reported through EMSC)
Guayubín (Dominican Republic, 13 km S of epicenter) : Hacen pocos minutos (reported through EMSC)
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Mag. 4.2 earthquake - 68 km northwest of Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic, on Wednesday, 20 May 2020 at 03:22 (GMT)
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