Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake - North Atlantic Ocean, 26 km northeast of Nagua, Dominican Republic, on Thursday, August 8, 1946 at 13:28 (GMT)
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Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.538°N / 69.657°W↗ (North Atlantic Ocean, Dominican Republic)
Antipode: 19.538°S / 110.343°E↗
Nearest volcano: Valle Nuevo (132 km / 82 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
26 km (16 mi) E of Arroyo Salado (pop: 1,990) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) NE of Nagua (pop: 33,900) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (42 mi) NNE of Sabana Grande de Boya (pop: 16,800) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) ENE of Salcedo (pop: 45,300) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) N of Monte Plata (pop: 15,500) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (57 mi) E of Moca (pop: 61,800) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) NNW of Hato Mayor del Rey (Hato Mayor) (pop: 36,000) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) ENE of La Vega (pop: 102,400) --> See nearby quakes!
109 km (68 mi) E of Santiago de los Caballeros (pop: 1,200,000) --> See nearby quakes!
121 km (75 mi) N of Santo Domingo (pop: 2,201,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1015 joules (554 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 4.8 x 105 tons of TNT or 29.8 atomic bombs!) More info
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|7.0||15 km||Dominican Republic region||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 21 Apr 1948 20:22 UTC| M 6.9 |15 km (9.3 mi) depth|32 km (20 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)