Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake - Villa Isabela, 38 km west of Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, on Monday, 22 Feb 2021 11:06 am (GMT -4) -

Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake - Villa Isabela, 38 km west of Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, on Monday, 22 Feb 2021 11:06 am (GMT -4)

Moderate magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 10 km depth

22 Feb 15:17 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 10 minutes.
22 Feb 15:54: Magnitude recalculated from 4.1 to 4.4. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 11.0 to 10.0 km (from 6.8 to 6.2 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 14 km (8.5 mi) towards WSW.
Date & time: 22 Feb 2021 15:06:35 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Monday, 22 Feb 2021 11:06 am (GMT -4)
Magnitude: 4.4
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.84°N / 71.05°W (Villa Isabela, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic)
Nearby towns and cities:
3 km (2 mi) NNE of Villa Isabela (pop: 3,890) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) NNW of Esperanza (Valverde) (pop: 42,200) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (22 mi) WNW of Rio Grande (Altamira) (pop: 20,200) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (22 mi) NNW of Villa Bisono (Bisono, Santiago) (pop: 33,100) --> See nearby quakes!
38 km (24 mi) W of Puerto Plata (pop: 146,000) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (30 mi) WNW of Monte Llano (Villa Montellano) (pop: 19,000) --> See nearby quakes!
57 km (35 mi) NW of Santiago de los Caballeros (pop: 1,200,000) --> See nearby quakes!
181 km (112 mi) S of Cockburn Town (Turks & Caicos Islands) (pop: 3,720) --> See nearby quakes!
195 km (121 mi) NW of Santo Domingo (Nacional) (pop: 2,201,900) --> See nearby quakes!
198 km (123 mi) NE of Port au Prince (Ouest, Haiti) (pop: 1,234,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Scattered Clouds 25.9°C (79 F), humidity: 83%, wind: 5 m/s (10 kts) from E
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

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.410 kmDOMINICAN REPUBLICEMSC
M 4.410 km2 Km NNE of Villa Isabela, Dominican RepublicUSGS

User reports for this quake (10)

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Santiago / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : I'm on the second floor and the sofa moved side ways. I looked up to the flat tv which is off and it was moving side ways. It was just a few seconds like 2 to 5 and I was confused of the event but I'm pretty sure of what I felt.
Luperón (11.8 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
Santiago (54.3 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
66.3 km S of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 5-10 s
56.3 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Maimón, Puerto Plata. / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Santiago de los Caballeros / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Santiago / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Guananico / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Santiago de los caballeros / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 2-5 s
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