Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake - North Atlantic Ocean, 62 km north of Santa Cruz de El Seibo, Dominican Republic, on Wednesday, 3 Feb 2021 12:03 pm (GMT -4) -

Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake - North Atlantic Ocean, 62 km north of Santa Cruz de El Seibo, Dominican Republic, on Wednesday, 3 Feb 2021 12:03 pm (GMT -4)

Moderate magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 10 km depth

3 Feb 16:22 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 19 minutes.
Update Wed, 3 Feb 2021, 16:27
Moderate magnitude 4.4 quake hits 62 km northeast of Santa Cruz de El Seibo, Dominican Republic around noon
4.4 quake 3 Feb 12:03 pm (GMT -4)
4.4 quake 3 Feb 12:03 pm (GMT -4)
A magnitude 4.4 earthquake near Santa Cruz de El Seibo, El Seibo, Provincia de El Seibo, Dominican Republic, was reported only 24 minutes ago by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), 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 around noon on Wednesday 3 February 2021 at 12:03 pm 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 4.4 as well.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Miches (pop. 9,300) located 39 km from the epicenter, and Samana (pop. 11,400) 49 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Sabana de la Mar (pop. 14,000) located 60 km from the epicenter, Santa Cruz de El Seibo (pop. 23,500) 62 km away, Hato Mayor del Rey (pop. 36,000) 72 km away, Salvaleon de Higüey (pop. 123,800) 78 km away, Punta Cana (pop. 100,000) 94 km away, and La Romana (pop. 208,400) 98 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 3 Feb 2021 16:03:18 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, 3 Feb 2021 12:03 pm (GMT -4)
Magnitude: 4.4
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.3°N / 68.88°W (North Atlantic Ocean, Dominican Republic)
Nearby towns and cities:
39 km (24 mi) NNE of Miches (pop: 9,270) --> See nearby quakes!
60 km (37 mi) ENE of Sabana de la Mar (pop: 14,000) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (38 mi) NNE of Santa Cruz de El Seibo (El Seibo) (pop: 23,500) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (43 mi) E of Terrenas (pop: 7,710) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (59 mi) NNW of Punta Cana (pop: 100,000) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) N of La Romana (pop: 208,400) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) NNE of Quisqueya (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
141 km (88 mi) NE of Santo Domingo (pop: 2,201,900) --> See nearby quakes!
191 km (119 mi) E of Santiago de los Caballeros (pop: 1,200,000) --> See nearby quakes!
202 km (126 mi) WNW of Rincon (Rincón, Puerto Rico) (pop: 1,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Few Clouds 27°C (81 F), humidity: 83%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from SE
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
4.410 kmDOMINICAN REPUBLIC REGIONEMSC
4.28 km21 Km ENE of Miches, Dominican RepublicUSGS

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