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Light mag. 4.5 earthquake - 2 Km ESE of Arenoso, Dominican Republic on Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Light mag. 4.5 earthquake  - 2 Km ESE of Arenoso, Dominican Republic on Wednesday, 16 September 2020
16 Sep 12:14 UTC: First to report: USGS after 8 minutes.
16 Sep 12:26: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 18.8 km (from 6.2 to 11.7 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 7.3 km (4.5 mi) towards WSW.
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Date & time: Wednesday, 16 September 2020 12:06 UTC
Magnitude: 4.5
Depth: 18.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.155°N / 69.9048°W (Dominican Republic)
Nearby towns and cities:
3 km (2 mi) SE of Villa Riva (pop: 5,700)
14 km (9 mi) SE of Castillo (pop: 6,300)
18 km (11 mi) S of El Factor (pop: 7,000)
74 km (46 mi) N of Santo Domingo Oeste (pop: 701,300)
76 km (47 mi) N of Santo Domingo (pop: 2,201,900)
89 km (56 mi) SE of Santiago de los Caballeros (pop: 1,200,000)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Wed, 16 Sep 12:06 UTCM 4.5 / 18.8 km2 Km ESE of Arenoso, Dominican RepublicUSGS
Wed, 16 Sep 12:06 UTCM 4.5 / 10 kmDominican RepublicEMSC
Wed, 16 Sep 12:06 UTCM 4.5 / 10 kmDominican Republic RegionGFZ

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109.2 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
77.3 km S of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Nagua (23.2 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s
Santiago, Dominican Republic / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
Cabrera ( Maria Trinidad Sanchez / Weak shaking (MMI III) : That was very scary , I've already experienced an earthquake in Haiti
Moca, Dominican Republic / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : The shaking was very weak, therefore I could barely feel it.
San Francisco de Macorís (Dominican Republic, 37 km W of epicenter) : Se sintió en San Francisco de Macorís. (reported through EMSC)
Santiago de los Caballeros (Dominican Republic, 89 km W of epicenter) : senti el movimiento en el mueble (reported through EMSC)
Santiago de los Caballeros (Dominican Republic, 89 km W of epicenter) : Fue leve pero se sintio estando tranquilo ala 8:06 am (reported through EMSC)
Licey al Medio (Dominican Republic, 79 km W of epicenter) : Un movimiento fuerte de muy corta duración. (reported through EMSC)
Cotuí (Dominican Republic, 37 km SW of epicenter) : Se sintió bastante fuerte. (reported through EMSC)
Las Terrenas (Dominican Republic, 35 km E of epicenter) : Sentí el movimiento en el baño (reported through EMSC)


Significant earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Light mag. 4.5 earthquake - 2 Km ESE of Arenoso, Dominican Republic on Wednesday, 16 September 2020

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