Mag. 4.2 earthquake - 116 km west of Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic, on Friday, 18 September 2020 at 01:14 (GMT) -

Mag. 4.2 earthquake  - 116 km west of Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic, on Friday, 18 September 2020 at 01:14 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 1 km depth

18 Sep 01:22 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 7 minutes.
Date & time: 18 Sep 2020 01:14:51 UTC -
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 1.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.51°N / 70.99°W (Dominican Republic)
Nearby towns and cities:
13 km (8 mi) SSW of Yayas de Viajama (pop: 5,670)
23 km (14 mi) S of Sabana Yegua (Padre las Casas) (pop: 10,600)
24 km (15 mi) NE of Vicente Noble (pop: 11,100)
25 km (15 mi) WSW of Peralta (pop: 7,240)
28 km (17 mi) WNW of Azua (pop: 59,100)
36 km (22 mi) NNE of Santa Cruz de Barahona (pop: 77,200)
109 km (68 mi) SSW of Santiago de los Caballeros (pop: 1,200,000)
116 km (72 mi) W of Santo Domingo (pop: 2,201,900)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Light Rain 24.1°C (75 F), humidity: 86%, wind: 1 km/h (0 kts) from N
Primary data source: EMSC
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 tons of TNT) More info
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M 4.21 km36 Km NNE of Santa Cruz De Barahona, Dominican RepublicEMSC

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144.8 km N of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Santo Domingo (25.7 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
La vega / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 5-10 s
Vicente Noble (Dominican Republic, 24 km SW of epicenter) : Leve (reported through EMSC)
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