Weak mag. 3.8 earthquake - North Atlantic Ocean, 41 km northeast of Higuey, Dominican Republic, on 16 May 6:07 am (GMT -4) -

Weak mag. 3.8 earthquake - North Atlantic Ocean, 41 km northeast of Higuey, Dominican Republic, on 16 May 6:07 am (GMT -4)

Weak magnitude 3.8 earthquake at 56 km depth

16 May 10:33 UTC: First to report: USGS after 27 minutes.
16 May 11:10: Magnitude recalculated from 3.6 to 3.8. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 35.0 to 56.0 km (from 22 to 35 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 13 km (8.3 mi) towards SW.
Date & time: May 16, 2021 10:07:12 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 16 May 6:07 am (GMT -4)
Magnitude: 3.8
Depth: 56.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.8116°N / 68.3828°W (North Atlantic Ocean, Dominican Republic)
Antipode: 18.812°S / 111.617°E
Nearby towns and cities:
26 km (16 mi) N of Punta Cana (pop: 100,000) --> See nearby quakes!
41 km (25 mi) ENE of Higuey (pop: 123,800) --> See nearby quakes!
52 km (33 mi) NE of San Rafael del Yuma (pop: 5,290) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) ENE of Guaymate (pop: 6,220) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (45 mi) ESE of Miches (pop: 9,270) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) E of Hato Mayor del Rey (Hato Mayor) (pop: 36,000) --> See nearby quakes!
105 km (65 mi) ENE of San Pedro de Macoris (pop: 217,900) --> See nearby quakes!
159 km (99 mi) ENE of Santo Domingo Este (pop: 700,000) --> See nearby quakes!
164 km (102 mi) ENE of Santo Domingo (pop: 2,201,900) --> See nearby quakes!
174 km (108 mi) ENE of Santo Domingo Oeste (pop: 701,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1010 joules (8.78 megawatt hours, equivalent to 7.56 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
3.856 km25 Km N of Punta Cana, Dominican RepublicUSGS
3.635 kmDOMINICAN REPUBLIC REGIONEMSC

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Las terrenas (133.8 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : I was sleeping and woke up with my bed shaking. Thought my son had come to my bed and was jumping but then realized I was alone.  
Providenciales TCI (533.2 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Santo Domingo Este (159.9 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : I was on my bed and felt some vibration  
Santiago de los Caballeros (255.1 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s : Felt the bed shake, and saw my mirror on the wall swing.  
Santo Domingo (167.3 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : It woke me up, I thought it was my wife shaking the bed.  
Santo Domingo Este (153.9 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 2-5 s
Santo domingo (167.6 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / complex motion difficult to describe
Villa Francisca, Santo Domingo De Guzmán, Nacional (161.5 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s
Santiago de los caballeros / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s
Santiago de los Caballeros / Weak shaking (MMI III) / very short : A little weird  
Santo domimgo República dominicana / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s
Santiago,in my bed / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / very short : Greetings from RD  
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