Weak mag. 2.5 earthquake - Cotui, Provincia Sanchez Ramirez, 16 km east of Bonao, Dominican Republic, on Tuesday, Aug 31, 2021 2:03 pm (GMT -4) -

Weak mag. 2.5 earthquake - Cotui, Provincia Sanchez Ramirez, 16 km east of Bonao, Dominican Republic, on Tuesday, Aug 31, 2021 2:03 pm (GMT -4)

Weak magnitude 2.5 earthquake at 15 km depth

31 Aug 18:52 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 49 minutes.
Date & time: Aug 31, 2021 18:03:23 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, Aug 31, 2021 2:03 pm (GMT -4)
Magnitude: 2.5
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.94°N / 70.26°W (Cotui, Provincia Sanchez Ramirez, Dominican Republic)
Antipode: 18.94°S / 109.74°E
Nearby towns and cities:
12 km (8 mi) NNE of Piedra Blanca (Monseñor Nouel) (pop: 8,530) --> See nearby quakes!
16 km (10 mi) E of Bonao (Monseñor Nouel) (pop: 73,300) --> See nearby quakes!
17 km (11 mi) SW of Cotui (Sánchez Ramírez) (pop: 41,600) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) SSE of Fantino (Sánchez Ramírez) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (19 mi) NNW of Villa Altagracia (San Cristóbal) (pop: 40,000) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (27 mi) ESE of Jarabacoa (La Vega) (pop: 30,000) --> See nearby quakes!
56 km (35 mi) NNW of Santo Domingo Oeste (pop: 701,300) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) NNW of Bella Vista (Nacional) (pop: 175,700) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) NW of Santo Domingo (Nacional) (pop: 2,201,900) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (45 mi) SE of Santiago de los Caballeros (pop: 1,200,000) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (49 mi) E of Haiti Island (pop: 21,107,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 34.3°C (94 F), humidity: 31%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from ENE
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 108 joules (98.6 kilowatt hours) More info
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