Light mag. 4.5 earthquake - Caribbean Sea, Dominican Republic, on Wednesday, Oct 13, 2021 11:12 pm (GMT -4) -

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Light mag. 4.5 earthquake - Caribbean Sea, Dominican Republic, on Wednesday, Oct 13, 2021 11:12 pm (GMT -4)

Light magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 143 km depth

14 Oct 03:22 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 9 minutes.
14 Oct 03:33: Magnitude recalculated from 4.5 to 4.6. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 150.0 km (from 6.2 to 93 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 9.5 km (5.9 mi) towards WNW.
14 Oct 04:41: Magnitude recalculated from 4.6 to 4.5. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 150.0 to 143.0 km (from 93 to 89 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 6.7 km (4.2 mi) towards ESE.
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Date & time: Oct 14, 2021 03:12:56 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, Oct 13, 2021 11:12 pm (GMT -4)
Magnitude: 4.5
Depth: 143.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.39°N / 68.22°W (Caribbean Sea, Dominican Republic)
Antipode: 18.39°S / 111.78°E
Nearby towns and cities:
29 km (18 mi) SE of Punta Cana (pop: 100,000) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) E of San Rafael del Yuma (pop: 5,290) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) ESE of Otra Banda (Higüey) (pop: 6,070) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) ESE of Santa Cruz de El Seibo (El Seibo) (pop: 23,500) --> See nearby quakes!
115 km (72 mi) E of San Pedro de Macoris (pop: 217,900) --> See nearby quakes!
117 km (73 mi) ESE of Hato Mayor del Rey (Hato Mayor) (pop: 36,000) --> See nearby quakes!
173 km (108 mi) E of Santo Domingo Este (pop: 700,000) --> See nearby quakes!
177 km (110 mi) E of Santo Domingo (pop: 2,201,900) --> See nearby quakes!
188 km (117 mi) E of Santo Domingo Oeste (pop: 701,300) --> See nearby quakes!
208 km (129 mi) W of Aibonito (Puerto Rico) (pop: 8,950) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 28.3°C (83 F), humidity: 78%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from SW
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.5143 kmMONA PASSAGE, DOMINICAN REPUBLICEMSC
4.5143 km28 Km SE of Punta Cana, Dominican RepublicUSGS

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Utuado, PR / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / very short : My bed shook slightly but I immediately know it was an earthquake because I have a bottle of water always on my night table and the water inside began moving side to side, that's how I can confirm there was an earthquake. | 4 users found this interesting.  
Utuado, PR (198.8 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / very short : In my bedroom watching TV. I always know by a bottle of water I have on my night table | 3 users found this interesting.  
Los Llanos, San Pedro de Macorís (136.6 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / very short : Devil yo estaba acostado | One user found this interesting.  
Cabarete / not felt
Santo Domingo / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : I was sleeping and the earthquake woke me up. Really scary!  
Santo Domingo Este / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Santo Domingo / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
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