Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - Guayabal, 12 km north of Peralta, Azua, Dominican Republic, on Friday, 27 Nov 2020 8:15 am (GMT -4) -

Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - Guayabal, 12 km north of Peralta, Azua, Dominican Republic, on Friday, 27 Nov 2020 8:15 am (GMT -4)

Moderate magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 10 km depth

27 Nov 12:45 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 30 minutes.
Update Fri, 27 Nov 2020, 12:48
Light 4.2 quake hits near Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
4.2 quake 27 Nov 8:15 am (GMT -4)
4.2 quake 27 Nov 8:15 am (GMT -4)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.2 occurred in the morning on Friday 27 November 2020 at 8.15 am local time near El Guayabal, Dominican Republic, as reported by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a shallow depth of 10 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. Magnitude and other quake parameters can still change in the coming hours as the agency continues to process seismic data.
A second report was later issued by the United States Geological Survey (USGS), which listed it as a magnitude 4.2 earthquake as well.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc. Weak shaking might have been felt in El Guayabal (pop. 2,800) located 9 km from the epicenter, Peralta (pop. 7,200) 12 km away, Tábara Arriba (pop. 3,700) 17 km away, Padre Las Casas (pop. 8,500) 17 km away, and Yayas de Viajama (pop. 5,700) 18 km away.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Santo Domingo Oeste (pop. 701,300) located 85 km from the epicenter, Santiago de los Caballeros (pop. 1,200,000) 85 km away, and Santo Domingo (pop. 2,201,900) 97 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 27 Nov 2020 12:15:13 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Friday, 27 Nov 2020 8:15 am (GMT -4)
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.69°N / 70.78°W (Guayabal, Provincia de Azua, Dominican Republic)
Nearby towns and cities:
12 km (8 mi) N of Peralta (Azua) (pop: 7,240) --> See nearby quakes!
17 km (11 mi) ESE of Padre Las Casas (Azua) (pop: 8,490) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) ENE of Yayas de Viajama (Azua) (pop: 5,670) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (15 mi) S of Constanza (La Vega) (pop: 29,500) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (16 mi) E of Sabana Yegua (Padre las Casas, Azua) (pop: 10,600) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) N of Azua (pop: 59,100) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) SSW of Jarabacoa (La Vega) (pop: 30,000) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) W of Villa Altagracia (San Cristóbal) (pop: 40,000) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) S of Santiago de los Caballeros (pop: 1,200,000) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) WNW of Santo Domingo (Nacional) (pop: 2,201,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Few Clouds 22°C (72 F), humidity: 94%, wind: 3 m/s (5 kts) from W
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 tons of TNT) More info
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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
4.210 km- 9 km SE of El Guayabal, Dominican RepublicEMSC
4.210 km9 Km SE of El Guayabal, Dominican RepublicUSGS

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