Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - Villa Montellano, 12 km southeast of Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, on Monday, Nov 22, 2021 3:42 am (GMT -4) -

Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - Villa Montellano, 12 km southeast of Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, on Monday, Nov 22, 2021 3:42 am (GMT -4)

Moderate magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 10 km depth

22 Nov 07:43 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 30 seconds.
22 Nov 07:57: Now using data updates from EMSC
22 Nov 07:58: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 5.0 km (from 6.2 to 3.1 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 17 km (10.7 mi) towards NW.
22 Nov 08:10: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 5.0 to 10.0 km (from 3.1 to 6.2 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 10.9 km (6.8 mi) towards SE.
Update Mon, 22 Nov 2021, 07:51
Seismic-like event, possible earthquake, reported about 10 minutes ago near Santiago De Los Caballeros, Santiago, Dominican Republic
We are receiving unverified early reports of ground shaking possibly caused by seismic activity in or near Santiago De Los Caballeros, Santiago, Dominican Republic on 22 Nov 2021 (GMT) at approximately 07:42.
There are no details yet on the magnitude or depth of this possible quake. If confirmed, we can expect more accurate data to emerge in the next few minutes. The location, magnitude and time mentioned are indicative, based on our best-fit seismic model. They are temporary until our AllQuakes monitoring service receives more exact scientific data from a national or international seismological agency. Check back here shortly and stay safe.

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Earthquake data

Date & time: Nov 22, 2021 07:42:50 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Monday, Nov 22, 2021 3:42 am (GMT -4)
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.73°N / 70.59°W (Villa Montellano, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic)
Antipode: 19.73°S / 109.41°E
Nearby towns and cities:
1 km (1 mi) ESE of Monte Llano (Villa Montellano) (pop: 19,000) --> See nearby quakes!
12 km (8 mi) SE of Puerto Plata (pop: 146,000) --> See nearby quakes!
20 km (12 mi) ENE of Rio Grande (Altamira) (pop: 20,200) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) N of Tamboril (Santiago) (pop: 23,300) --> See nearby quakes!
33 km (20 mi) NNE of Santiago de los Caballeros (pop: 1,200,000) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (22 mi) ENE of Villa Bisono (Bisono, Santiago) (pop: 33,100) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (28 mi) ENE of Esperanza (Valverde) (pop: 42,200) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) N of Jarabacoa (La Vega) (pop: 30,000) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) NNW of Bonao (Monseñor Nouel) (pop: 73,300) --> See nearby quakes!
158 km (98 mi) NNW of Santo Domingo (Nacional) (pop: 2,201,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 23.9°C (75 F), humidity: 89%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from SE
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.610 kmDOMINICAN REPUBLICEMSC
4.710 kmDominican Republic RegionGFZ
4.510 km4 Km NNE of Puerto Plata, Dominican RepublicUSGS
4.510 kmDominican Republic RegionRaspberryShake

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Santiago de los caballeros (29.7 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 2-5 s : Estaba dándole leche a mi bebé acostada y la cama se empezó a mover de un lado al otro como si estuviera encima del agua pero suave | 4 users found this interesting.  
Puerto Plata (9 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / complex motion difficult to describe / 30-60 s : I was in bed. I thought someone was jumping on my bed. But the rumbling noise alerted me that my actual structure was shaking. | One user found this interesting.  
Santiago de los Caballeros, Santiago (36.1 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 15-20 s : Estaba sentada en la cama y se empezó a mover y soñar las puertas del closet y el cristal del gabinete de la cocina | One user found this interesting.  
Santiago (30.7 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Estaba durmiendo y mi cama de movió por unos segundos, luego me desperté. | 2 users found this interesting.  
Santiago, Dominican Republic / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s : In bed watching Netflix and the bed began shaking . I get up to check under the bed and found nothing. Googled about earthquakes in DR and found this page. I just experienced my 1st quake lol. | One user found this interesting.  
Mi casa (12.2 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Estaba dormiendo alrededor de las 3 a.m, y desperté por el ruido de mi armario en medio del temblor, no supe que pasó hasta después  
Sosua (9.6 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating : Woke at 3:41 local time in Sosua. Light shaking. Quick rattling unstable bed side table. I thought it was the ceiling fan due to the speed and loudness of the rattling.  
Santiago (34.3 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / vertical swinging (up and down) / 10-15 s : I was in a 5 stories building and I definitely feel it I’m originally from Mexico so I know for sure that feeling  
Puerto plata República Dominicana (13.4 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / single lateral shake / 20-30 s : Fue un poco a moderado todos despertaron con el sonido de la tierra hora del temblor 3:35a 40 fue dado el sucedido sobre la región norte puerto plata Santiago la Vega y demás provincia donde azotó más fuerte puerto plata y Santiago  
Santiago de los caballeros, Dominican Republic (30.6 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 15-20 s : I just woke up a sec after it started and the next sec all I heard was the mirror doors of my closet shaking, so I stood up and watch through the window but I felt like I was dizzy, so I decided to don’t move until it stop. I may felt it that hard cuz I  
  • Same here in Puerto Plata. Same experience
Santiago (31.4 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 15-20 s : Estaba en la cama y de pronto sentí como que me cayo algo y se estaba moviendo un poco fuerte la cama  
Santiago (25.6 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Estaba orando mientras sentir que me movieron, luego me di cuenta que temblaba la tierra, seguí orando, sentía como tierra se estremecía, tenía tiempo que no sentía un temblor de tierra  
LaCumbre, Moca, Dominican Republic (26.6 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vibration and rolling / 1-2 s : Awake, standing up when the roof started to sound like something was rolling down on it and the concrete walls make a vibrating sound.  
República Dominicana. Santiago de los caballeros (31.3 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s : Estaba dormida, y el movimiento de la cama me asunto por el momento. Pero luego mantuve la calma hasta que pasaron los movimientos.  
San Francisco de macoris (86.3 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : Acostada en mi cama y mi cama se movía fuerte y mis ventanas las puertas del closeth sentí mucho miedo  
Santiago De Los Caballeros (30.5 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Was sitting down on the living room, cabinets started shaking and making sounds. The dining table was shaking too.  
Santiago de los Caballeros, Santiago (31.2 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 30-60 s : Woke me up from sleep. Hotel was shaking constantly for at least a minute. Not very intense but very noticeable.  
República Dominicana Santiago (31 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 5-10 s : Me despertó y tenía a los animales locos en la sala. | One user found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
Puerta Plata (17.7 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : I was sleeping and woke up to the bed sliding back and forth | One user found this interesting.  
Puerto Plata, Playa Bachata Resort (21.9 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : Constant vibrations and shaking for a few seconds that woke me up | One user found this interesting.  
Santiago DR / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : Estaba en 7piso de un hospital, cuidando mi madre, cuando escuche un ruido como algo se cayo afuera,y vi los sueros y las bolsas todo lo que habia ahi colgado valanceandose de un lado a otro.me asuste  
Costambar / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / very short : Just very short. I was up in the bathroom - I more heard a rumbling. My husband was in the bed a ned said that he felt the bed rock.  
Cofresi, Puerto Plata / Light shaking (MMI IV) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 2-5 s : I was asleep when I was woken up by quite considerable movements up and down, and right to left. I wondered if the concrete walls would crack. But finally, when I woke up, everything was intact.  
Laguna Salada, Valcerde Mao / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : Woke me up at 3:43 am. Sleeping in bed on second floor. Felt bed shaking and house creaking for about 5 to 10 seconds.  
Santiago / not felt / vibration and rolling : Estaba dormido,cuando desperté sentí que la cama se estaba moviendo intensamente y al mismo tiempo vibrando. Cuando caí en cuenta que era un temblor ya había pasado. Hora:3:40 o 42  
Sosua / Light shaking (MMI IV) / complex rolling (tilting in multiple directions) / 30-60 s : I was sleeping when I felt my bed’s shaking. At first I thought that’s my husband making fun and trying to wake me up, but then I saw that he’s not in bed  
Yenny Pimentel la Vega / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 5-10 s : Lo sentí muy fuerte , tanto que me desperté con el movimiento de mi cama . Vivo en 4to y último nivel  
Puerto plata / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : Felt rumbbling on floor it woke me up n all the dogs in the neibourhood started to bark for abiut 30 seconds n then they went really quiet.quake lasted 5 to 10 seconds ..really felt that one  
santiago de los caballeros / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : it awake me because vibrations and sounds. moderate vibrations and sounds and ceiling fan was moving moderate shaking  
Santiago, Las charcas / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : El temblor causó que me despertara de tan fuerte que sacudió, fue muy rápido y fuerte a la vez, provocando así un poco de desesperación o estrés en mi familia.  
Santiago / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vibration and rolling / 30-60 s : Sentí unas vibraciones mientras estaba en la cama, me sacudía sin parar, me asuste pero luego me di cuenta de que era la tierra temblando.  
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