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)
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Major magnitude 6.9 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.252°N / 69.613°W↗ (Las Terrenas, Provincia de Samana, Dominican Republic)
Antipode: 19.252°S / 110.387°E↗
Nearest volcano: Valle Nuevo (121 km / 75 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
3 km (2 mi) N of Sanchez (Samaná) (pop: 11,400) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) ESE of Nagua (María Trinidad Sánchez) (pop: 33,900) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) W of Samana (Samaná) (pop: 11,400) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) NNE of Sabana Grande de Boya (Monte Plata) (pop: 16,800) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) NNE of Santo Domingo Este (pop: 700,000) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) NNE of Santo Domingo (Nacional) (pop: 2,201,900) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) NNE of Santo Domingo Oeste (pop: 701,300) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (59 mi) NNW of San Pedro de Macoris (San Pedro de Macorís) (pop: 217,900) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) NNE of Bella Vista (Nacional) (pop: 175,700) --> See nearby quakes!
116 km (72 mi) E of Santiago de los Caballeros (pop: 1,200,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1015 joules (392 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 21.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.9||15 km||Dominican Republic||USGS|
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