Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - 13 km north of Salcedo, Hermanas Mirabal, Dominican Republic, on Sunday, 13 Dec 2020 2:07 am (GMT -4) -

Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - 13 km north of Salcedo, Hermanas Mirabal, Dominican Republic, on Sunday, 13 Dec 2020 2:07 am (GMT -4)

Moderate magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 6 km depth

13 Dec 06:42 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 34 minutes.
Update Sun, 13 Dec 2020, 06:45
Light 4.2 quake hits near Salcedo, Dominican Republic
4.2 quake 13 Dec 2:07 am (GMT -4)
4.2 quake 13 Dec 2:07 am (GMT -4)
The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported a magnitude 4.2 quake in the Dominican Republic near Salcedo, Provincia de Hermanas Mirabal, 37 minutes ago. The earthquake hit early morning on Sunday 13 December 2020 at 2:07 am local time at a very shallow depth of 6 km. Magnitude and other quake parameters can still change in the coming hours as the agency continues to process seismic data.
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.
In Salsipuedes (pop. 11,700) located 9 km from the epicenter, Blanco Abajo (pop. 370) 10 km away, and Veragua Arriba (pop. 5,900) 12 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Salcedo (pop. 45,300) located 13 km from the epicenter, Tenares (pop. 7,400) 13 km away, San Victor Arriba (pop. 5,600) 15 km away, Moca (pop. 61,800) 18 km away, Gaspar Hernandez (pop. 6,500) 19 km away, and Santiago de los Caballeros (pop. 1,200,000) 32 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 13 Dec 2020 06:07:50 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Sunday, 13 Dec 2020 2:07 am (GMT -4)
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 6.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.49°N / 70.39°W (Salcedo, Provincia de Hermanas Mirabal, Dominican Republic)
Nearby towns and cities:
7 km (4 mi) ENE of José Contreras (Espaillat) (pop: 749) --> See nearby quakes!
9 km (6 mi) N of Salsipuedes (Hermanas Mirabal) (pop: 11,700) --> See nearby quakes!
13 km (8 mi) NNE of Salcedo (Hermanas Mirabal) (pop: 45,300) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) NE of Moca (Espaillat) (pop: 61,800) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (14 mi) E of Tamboril (Santiago) (pop: 23,300) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (16 mi) NW of San Francisco de Macoris (Duarte) (pop: 124,800) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) E of Santiago de los Caballeros (pop: 1,200,000) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (22 mi) SE of Monte Llano (Villa Montellano, Puerto Plata) (pop: 19,000) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (30 mi) NNE of Jarabacoa (La Vega) (pop: 30,000) --> See nearby quakes!
125 km (78 mi) NNW of Santo Domingo (Nacional) (pop: 2,201,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Few Clouds 21.2°C (70 F), humidity: 100%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from SE
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.
4.26 km- 7 km SW of Veragua Arriba, Dominican RepublicEMSC
4.222 km7 Km SW of Veragua Arriba, Dominican RepublicUSGS

User reports for this quake (26)

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Moca / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 2-5 s : I was sleeping when woke by bed shaking.. I immediately went outside to get away from the concrete structure I was in. I heard dogs and cats being extremely vocal... seemingly panicked. So was I. | One user found this interesting.  
santiago de los caballeros (30.6 km W of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Salcedo (13.2 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / vibration and rolling / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
25.2 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 2-5 s : Casas suenan rompiéndose desde abajo (reported through our app)  
Santiago / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s
23.6 km W of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Santiago / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Doors shook and tan was oscillating  
Jamao Al Norte / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 15-20 s
Villa Tapia, Salcedo / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Santiago de los Caballeros / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Moca / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Nervios  
Santiago / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s
Santiago / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Santiago de Los caballeros / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating
23.6 km W of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
El Caimito, La Vega / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 5-10 s
Santiago / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Nice  
San Francisco de Macorís / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Lo sentí mucho estaba acostada y despierta y sentí todo sus movimientos  
Santiago de los Caballeros / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s : ..  
Moca / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / 10-15 s : Los perros estaban ladrando mucho un tiempo antes del sismo,la. Cama se movía mucho y el zinc sonaba mucho  
Santo cerro, la Vega / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s
36.1 km W of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s
Puerto Plata / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
29.9 km W of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s
29.7 km W of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / vertical swinging (up and down) / 2-5 s : Estaba en mi cama y pensé que se había sentado un adulto en mi cama  
Santiago de los caballeros / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s
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