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Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - 78 km northeast of Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic, on 19 Oct 5:00 am (GMT -4)

Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - 78 km northeast of Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic, on 19 Oct 5:00 am (GMT -4) Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - 78 km northeast of Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic, on 19 Oct 5:00 am (GMT -4)

Moderate magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 10 km depth

19 Oct 09:05 UTC: First to report: USGS after 5 minutes.
19 Oct 10:12: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 4.6. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 7.1 to 10.0 km (from 4.4 to 6.2 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 3.8 km (2.4 mi) towards S.
Update Mon, 19 Oct 2020, 09:22
Significant earthquake of magnitude 5.0 just reported the Dominican Republic
A magnitude 5.0 earthquake was reported only 21 minutes ago ago by the USGS agency, considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity in the this region. The earthquake occurred at very shallow depth of 7.1 km (4.4 mi) beneath the epicenter. The magnitude could be revised within the next few minutes as the agency updates and refines its calcuations, or as other agencies issue their report.

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Earthquake data

Date & time: Oct 19, 2020 09:00:49 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 19 Oct 5:00 am (GMT -4)
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.1128°N / 69.5816°W (North Atlantic Ocean, Dominican Republic)
Antipode: 19.113°S / 110.418°E
Nearby towns and cities:
13 km (8 mi) SSE of Sanchez (pop: 11,400) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (17 mi) WSW of Santa Barbara de Samana (Samana) (pop: 11,400) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) NE of Sabana Grande (pop: 16,800) --> See nearby quakes!
41 km (25 mi) N of Bayaguana (pop: 21,100) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (49 mi) NNE of Santo Domingo (pop: 2,201,900) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) NNE of Santo Domingo Oeste (pop: 701,300) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) ENE of Bonao (pop: 73,300) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) NE of San Cristobal (pop: 154,000) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) NW of La Romana (pop: 208,400) --> See nearby quakes!
150 km (93 mi) E of Haiti Island (pop: 21,107,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 23.5°C (74 F), humidity: 88%, wind: 1 m/s (1 kts) from E
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.610 km9 Km SSE of Sánchez, Dominican RepublicUSGS
4.810 kmDominican Republic RegionGFZ
4.610 km4.9 Dominican RepublicEMSC

User reports for this quake (43)

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Terrenas, Samaná (22.4 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / single lateral shake : I was literally sleeping and when i weaked up i i eard the last part of the shaking earthquake and with my all family i exited to the balcon wich is outside of the home | One user found this interesting.  
Bavaro, Dominican Republic (132.3 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : I’m about 150 km from this and it woke me up. Light shaking and rattling | 2 users found this interesting.  
Terrenas, Samaná (23.7 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s : In bed with my wife and coffee were all woken by the shaking my head was moving | One user found this interesting.  
Las terrenas (23 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / vibration and rolling / 1-2 s : Muy fuerte ruido y vibración por 1 2 segundos, algunas botellas se han caído al suelo. | One user found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
Terrenas, Samaná (23 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Ruido muy fuerte y vibración mas rapida. | One user found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
Los Puentes, Las Terrenas, Samaná (17.9 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / very short : Estaba dormida en el momento y desperté con la sacudida, se sintió breve pero fuerte | One user found this interesting.  
Las Terrenas, Samana (25 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : light shaking | One user found this interesting.  
Bella Vista, Santo Domingo De Guzmán, Nacional (81.6 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / very short
Terrenas, Samaná (19.3 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 2-5 s
Las Terrenas (22.6 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Terrenas, Samaná (22.6 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Terrenas, Samaná (21.3 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / single vertical bump / very short
Terrenas, Samaná (23.1 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
K (22.6 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Las terrenas (23 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / very short (reported through our app)
Las Galeras / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating : First I heard like a big bird took a flight from the leafage tree (five seconds). Than after five seconds my apartment rattled for two seconds and that was is. | One user found this interesting.  
Las Terrenas / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 5-10 s : Back and forh motion with shaking.It woke me up. | 3 users found this interesting.  
Las Terrenas / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Never experienced one, But it sounded like loud thunder | 3 users found this interesting.  
Samaná / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s
Samaná / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s
Samaná / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s
Puerto Plata / not felt
Las terrenas / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 15-20 s
Santo Domingo / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging
Santiago de los caballeros / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s
Santo Domingo / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 1-2 s
Las terrenas / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Las terrenas / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 2-5 s
Las Terrenas / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Fuerte pero cortó me despertó  
Santo Domingo / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 2-5 s
Hato Mayor / Weak shaking (MMI III)
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