Very strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - 5.5 km northwest of Salsipuedes, Dominican Republic, on Sunday, May 31, 1953 at 19:58 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.6 earthquake at 17 km depth
Depth: 16.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.451°N / 70.401°W↗ (Salcedo, Provincia de Hermanas Mirabal, Dominican Republic)
Antipode: 19.451°S / 109.599°E↗
Nearest volcano: Valle Nuevo (75 km / 47 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
6 km (3 mi) NNW of Salsipuedes (Hermanas Mirabal) (pop: 11,700) --> See nearby quakes!
8 km (5 mi) NNE of Salcedo (Hermanas Mirabal) (pop: 45,300) --> See nearby quakes!
15 km (9 mi) ENE of Moca (Espaillat) (pop: 61,800) --> See nearby quakes!
22 km (14 mi) E of Tamboril (Santiago) (pop: 23,300) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (14 mi) NW of San Francisco de Macoris (Duarte) (pop: 124,800) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) NNE of La Vega (pop: 102,400) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (19 mi) E of Santiago de los Caballeros (pop: 1,200,000) --> See nearby quakes!
38 km (23 mi) SE of Monte Llano (Villa Montellano, Puerto Plata) (pop: 19,000) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) NNE of Jarabacoa (La Vega) (pop: 30,000) --> See nearby quakes!
121 km (75 mi) NNW of Santo Domingo (Nacional) (pop: 2,201,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1014 joules (139 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.2 x 105 tons of TNT or 7.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.6||17 km||Dominican Republic||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 02 Jun 1953 22:15 UTC| M 5.5 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|33 km (20 mi) distance| USGS | Details