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Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - Caribbean Sea, Puerto Rico, 44 km southeast of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, on Friday, Jul 22, 2022 at 5:45 pm (GMT -4) -

Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - Caribbean Sea, Puerto Rico, 44 km southeast of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, on Friday, Jul 22, 2022 at 5:45 pm (GMT -4) Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - Caribbean Sea, Puerto Rico, 44 km southeast of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, on Friday, Jul 22, 2022 at 5:45 pm (GMT -4)

Light magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 167 km depth

22 Jul 21:52 UTC: First to report: RaspberryShake after 6 minutes.
22 Jul 21:57: Now using data updates from USGS
22 Jul 22:29: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 168.9 to 167.0 km (from 105 to 104 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 16 km (10.1 mi) towards E.
Update Fri, 22 Jul 2022, 21:57

Moderate magnitude 4.3 quake hits 31 km southeast of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic in the afternoon

4.3 quake 22 Jul 5:45 pm (GMT -4)
4.3 quake 22 Jul 5:45 pm (GMT -4)
An intermediate to deep magnitude 4.3 earthquake was reported in the afternoon near Punta Cana, Higüey, Provincia de La Altagracia, Dominican Republic.
According to the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake, the quake hit on Friday, July 22nd, 2022, at 5:45 pm local time at an intermediate to considerable depth of 171.4 km. The strength of the earthquake may have been tempered by its relative great depth below the surface, which makes it feel weaker in absolute terms. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
According to preliminary calculations, we do not expect that the quake was felt by many people and did not cause any damage. In Punta Cana (pop. 100,000, 31 km away), Yuma (pop. 2,000, 37 km away), Yuma (pop. 5,300, 44 km away), Otra Banda (pop. 6,100, 54 km away), Guaymate (pop. 6,200, 80 km away), and Santa Cruz de El Seibo (pop. 23,500, 94 km away), the quake was probably not felt.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you're in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.

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Earthquake details

Date & timeJul 22, 2022 21:45:49 UTC -
Local time at epicenterFriday, Jul 22, 2022 at 5:45 pm (GMT -4)
Depth167.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude18.3058°N / 68.1048°W (Caribbean Sea, Puerto Rico)
Antipode18.306°S / 111.895°E
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearby towns and cities44 km (27 mi) SE of Punta Cana (Dominican Republic) (pop: 100,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
62 km (38 mi) ESE of Yuma (Dominican Republic) (pop: 5,290) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
90 km (56 mi) W of Santa Rosa de Rincon (Rincón) (pop: 1,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
93 km (58 mi) E of La Romana (Dominican Republic) (pop: 208,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
101 km (63 mi) W of Aguadilla (pop: 16,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
103 km (64 mi) W of Mayaguez (pop: 78,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
136 km (85 mi) WNW of Yauco (pop: 20,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
212 km (132 mi) W of San Juan (pop: 418,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
169 km (105 mi) W of Puerto Rico Island (pop: 3,474,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeFew Clouds 31.1°C (88 F), humidity: 80%, wind: 8 m/s (15 kts) from ENE
Estimated seismic energy released1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 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.
4.3167 km31 Km SSE of Punta Cana, Dominican RepublicUSGS
4.3167 kmPuerto Rico: Mona PassageRaspberryShake


Seismic station: San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJG/IU network) | Distance from quake: 208 km / 129 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station San Juan, Puerto Rico: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake.

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