Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Provincia de Hermanas Mirabal, 19 km north of San Francisco de Macoris, Dominican Republic, on Tuesday, September 19, 1972 at 01:36 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 15 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.471°N / 70.26°W↗ (Provincia de Hermanas Mirabal, Dominican Republic)
Antipode: 19.471°S / 109.74°E↗
Nearest volcano: Valle Nuevo (83 km / 52 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
9 km (6 mi) SE of Blanco Abajo (Hermanas Mirabal) (pop: 365) --> See nearby quakes!
15 km (9 mi) ENE of Salsipuedes (Hermanas Mirabal) (pop: 11,700) --> See nearby quakes!
19 km (12 mi) N of San Francisco de Macoris (Duarte) (pop: 124,800) --> See nearby quakes!
20 km (12 mi) ENE of Salcedo (Hermanas Mirabal) (pop: 45,300) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) ENE of Moca (Espaillat) (pop: 61,800) --> See nearby quakes!
37 km (23 mi) E of Tamboril (Santiago) (pop: 23,300) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (29 mi) E of Santiago de los Caballeros (pop: 1,200,000) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (29 mi) SE of Monte Llano (Villa Montellano, Puerto Plata) (pop: 19,000) --> See nearby quakes!
56 km (35 mi) NE of Jarabacoa (La Vega) (pop: 30,000) --> See nearby quakes!
118 km (73 mi) NNW of Santo Domingo (Nacional) (pop: 2,201,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.1||15 km||Dominican Republic||USGS|
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