Very strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - 10.2 km west of Bani, Provincia de Peravia, Dominican Republic, on Monday, January 8, 1962 at 01:00 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 36 km depth
Depth: 35.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.272°N / 70.428°W↗ (Bani, Provincia de Peravia, Dominican Republic)
Antipode: 18.272°S / 109.572°E↗
Nearest volcano: Valle Nuevo (67 km / 42 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
10 km (6 mi) E of Sabana Buey (Baní, Peravia) (pop: 2,270) --> See nearby quakes!
10 km (6 mi) W of Bani (Peravia) (pop: 66,700) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) WSW of Bajos de Haina (San Cristóbal) (pop: 66,800) --> See nearby quakes!
52 km (32 mi) WSW of Santo Domingo Oeste (pop: 701,300) --> See nearby quakes!
52 km (32 mi) SSW of Villa Altagracia (San Cristóbal) (pop: 40,000) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) WSW of Bella Vista (Nacional) (pop: 175,700) --> See nearby quakes!
60 km (38 mi) WSW of Villa Consuelo (Nacional) (pop: 28,600) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) WSW of Santo Domingo (Nacional) (pop: 2,201,900) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (38 mi) WSW of Villa Francisca (Nacional) (pop: 50,200) --> See nearby quakes!
134 km (83 mi) SSE of Santiago de los Caballeros (pop: 1,200,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.5||36 km||Dominican Republic||USGS|
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