Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - Mella, Provincia de Independencia, 18 km southeast of Duvergé (Duverge, Independencia), Dominican Republic, on Monday, 30 Nov 2020 7:12 am (GMT -4) -

Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - Mella, Provincia de Independencia, 18 km southeast of Duvergé (Duverge, Independencia), Dominican Republic, on Monday, 30 Nov 2020 7:12 am (GMT -4)

Moderate magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 10 km depth

30 Nov 11:22 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 9 minutes.
30 Nov 11:58: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 4.6. Epicenter location corrected by 7.9 km (4.9 mi) towards NNW.
Update Mon, 30 Nov 2020, 11:27
Light magnitude 4.9 earthquake 34 km west of Santa Cruz de Barahona, Dominican Republic
4.9 quake 30 Nov 7:12 am (GMT -4)
4.9 quake 30 Nov 7:12 am (GMT -4)
A magnitude 4.9 earthquake near Polo was reported only 14 minutes ago by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity in the Dominican Republic. The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter in the morning on Monday 30 November 2020 at 7.12 am local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.6. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 4.8.
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 Polo (pop. 2,100) located 17 km from the epicenter, Cabral (pop. 12,300) 23 km away, Duvergé (pop. 13,400) 26 km away, Fundacion (pop. 2,500) 28 km away, El Peñon (pop. 4,100) 29 km away, Santa Cruz de Barahona (pop. 77,200) 34 km away, San Juan (pop. 73,000) 74 km away, and Bani (pop. 66,700) 116 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 30 Nov 2020 11:12:40 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Monday, 30 Nov 2020 7:12 am (GMT -4)
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.23°N / 71.46°W (Provincia de Independencia, Dominican Republic)
Nearby towns and cities:
18 km (11 mi) SSE of Duvergé (Duverge) (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) W of Cabral (Barahona) (pop: 12,300) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (18 mi) S of Neiba (Baoruco) (pop: 18,700) --> See nearby quakes!
38 km (24 mi) W of Santa Cruz de Barahona (pop: 77,200) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) SE of Jimani (pop: 6,570) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (45 mi) S of Las Matas de Farfan (San Juan) (pop: 21,800) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) WSW of Azua (pop: 59,100) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (62 mi) ESE of Port au Prince (Ouest, Haiti) (pop: 1,234,700) --> See nearby quakes!
158 km (98 mi) SSW of Santiago de los Caballeros (pop: 1,200,000) --> See nearby quakes!
168 km (104 mi) W of Santo Domingo (Nacional) (pop: 2,201,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 12.8°C (55 F), humidity: 100%, wind: 1 m/s (1 kts) from NNW
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 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.
M 4.610 kmDominican Republic RegionGFZ
M 4.610 km16 Km WSW of Las Salinas, Dominican RepublicUSGS

User reports for this quake (4)

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25.5 km E of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s
Galván, Bahoruco (32.7 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / simple rolling (tilting sideways along one direction) / 2-5 s : Se sintió cierto movimiento de la estructura física y cierto ruído.
Port-au-Prince , Haiti / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 2-5 s
Port au prince, haiti / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s
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