Major magnitude 7.5 earthquake - North Atlantic Ocean, 15 km east of Sabana de la Mar, Dominican Republic, on Sunday, August 4, 1946 at 17:51 (GMT)
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Major magnitude 7.5 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.083°N / 69.248°W↗ (North Atlantic Ocean, Dominican Republic)
Antipode: 19.083°S / 110.752°E↗
Nearest volcano: Valle Nuevo (152 km / 94 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
15 km (9 mi) E of Sabana de la Mar (pop: 14,000) --> See nearby quakes!
17 km (10 mi) SE of Samana (pop: 11,400) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (22 mi) N of Hato Mayor del Rey (Hato Mayor) (pop: 36,000) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) NE of Bayaguana (pop: 21,100) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (49 mi) NNE of Boca Chica (pop: 46,300) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) NE of Santo Domingo Este (pop: 700,000) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) E of Cotui (pop: 41,600) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) NE of Santo Domingo (pop: 2,201,900) --> See nearby quakes!
158 km (98 mi) ESE of Santiago de los Caballeros (pop: 1,200,000) --> See nearby quakes!
330 km (205 mi) SE of Kobern Taun (Turks & Caicos Islands) (pop: 3,720) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1016 joules (3117 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.7 x 106 tons of TNT or 167.6 atomic bombs!) More info
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|7.5||15 km||Dominican Republic region||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes)
- 21 Apr 1948 20:22 UTC| M 6.9 |15 km (9.3 mi) depth|43 km (27 mi) distance| USGS | Major magnitude 6.9 earthquake - Las Terrenas, 2.7 km north of Sanchez, Samana, Dominican Republic, on Wednesday, April 21, 1948 at 20:22 (GMT)
- 08 Aug 1946 13:28 UTC| M 7.0 |15 km (9.3 mi) depth|66 km (41 mi) distance| USGS | Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake - North Atlantic Ocean, 26 km northeast of Nagua, Dominican Republic, on Thursday, August 8, 1946 at 13:28 (GMT)