Light mag. 3.1 earthquake - El Factor, 15 km southwest of Nagua, Dominican Republic, on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 15:10 (GMT) -

Light mag. 3.1 earthquake - El Factor, 15 km southwest of Nagua, Dominican Republic, on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 15:10 (GMT)

Light magnitude 3.1 earthquake at 12 km depth

15 May 15:16 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 6 minutes.
15 May 15:32: Now using data updates from EMSC
15 May 15:57: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 19.0 to 14.0 km (from 11.8 to 8.7 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 6.1 km (3.8 mi) towards SW.
15 May 16:37: Magnitude recalculated from 3.3 to 3.1. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 14.0 to 12.0 km (from 8.7 to 7.5 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 3.9 km (2.4 mi) towards SSE.
Date & time: May 15, 2021 15:10:06 UTC -
Magnitude: 3.1
Depth: 12.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.26°N / 69.91°W (El Factor, Provincia Maria Trinidad Sanchez, Dominican Republic)
Antipode: 19.26°S / 110.09°E
Nearby towns and cities:
7 km (4 mi) SSW of El Factor (María Trinidad Sánchez) (pop: 7,010) --> See nearby quakes!
9 km (5 mi) N of Rivas (Villa Riva, Duarte) (pop: 5,700) --> See nearby quakes!
14 km (8 mi) ENE of Cachanes (Castillo, Duarte) (pop: 6,330) --> See nearby quakes!
15 km (9 mi) SSW of Nagua (María Trinidad Sánchez) (pop: 33,900) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (19 mi) W of Sanchez (Samaná) (pop: 11,400) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) ENE of Las Guaranas (Duarte) (pop: 9,590) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (23 mi) E of San Francisco de Macoris (Duarte) (pop: 124,800) --> See nearby quakes!
37 km (23 mi) NNW of Sabana Grande de Boya (Monte Plata) (pop: 16,800) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) NNE of Villa Altagracia (San Cristóbal) (pop: 40,000) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (54 mi) N of Santo Domingo (Nacional) (pop: 2,201,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 109 joules (783 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.674 tons of TNT) More info
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Nagua, Dominican Republic (14.8 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 30-60 s
el factor / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
Punta cana / not felt
Nagua, María Trinidad Sánchez / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : slight movements  
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