Very strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Caribbean Sea, 63 km south of Santo Domingo, Nacional, Dominican Republic, on Friday, June 11, 1971 at 12:56 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 35 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.907°N / 69.825°W↗ (Caribbean Sea, Dominican Republic)
Antipode: 17.907°S / 110.175°E↗
Nearest volcano: Valle Nuevo (136 km / 85 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
52 km (32 mi) SE of Sabana Grande de Palenque (pop: 4,810) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) SSE of Bajos de Haina (pop: 66,800) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (39 mi) SSE of Bella Vista (pop: 175,700) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) S of Santo Domingo (pop: 2,201,900) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) S of Villa Francisca (pop: 50,200) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) SSW of Boca Chica (pop: 46,300) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (43 mi) SSE of Santo Domingo Oeste (pop: 701,300) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) SW of San Pedro de Macoris (pop: 217,900) --> See nearby quakes!
195 km (121 mi) SSE of Santiago de los Caballeros (pop: 1,200,000) --> See nearby quakes!
275 km (171 mi) ESE of Port-au-Prince (Haiti) (pop: 1,234,700) --> 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||35 km||Dominican Republic region||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 13 Sep 1971 04:18 UTC| M 5.5 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|23 km (15 mi) distance| USGS | Details