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Moderate mag. 4.1 earthquake - North Atlantic Ocean, 39 km north of Nagua, Dominican Republic, on Friday, Sep 9, 2022 at 3:24 pm (GMT -4) -

Moderate mag. 4.1 earthquake - North Atlantic Ocean, 39 km north of Nagua, Dominican Republic, on Friday, Sep 9, 2022 at 3:24 pm (GMT -4) Moderate mag. 4.1 earthquake - North Atlantic Ocean, 39 km north of Nagua, Dominican Republic, on Friday, Sep 9, 2022 at 3:24 pm (GMT -4)

Moderate magnitude 4.1 earthquake at 17 km depth

9 Sep 19:28 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 5 minutes.
9 Sep 19:36: Now using data updates from RaspberryShake
9 Sep 20:04: Magnitude recalculated from 4.4 to 4.0. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 6.9 to 18.0 km (from 4.3 to 11.2 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 48 km (30 mi) towards SSW.
9 Sep 20:05: Now using data updates from USGS
Update Fri, 9 Sep 2022, 19:48

Moderate magnitude 4.4 quake hits 69 km north of Nagua, Dominican Republic early afternoon

4.4 quake 9 Sep 3:24 pm (GMT -4)
4.4 quake 9 Sep 3:24 pm (GMT -4)
The citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake reported a magnitude 4.4 quake in the Dominican Republic near Nagua, Provincia Maria Trinidad Sanchez, only 24 minutes ago. The earthquake hit early afternoon on Friday, September 9th, 2022, at 3:24 pm local time at a very shallow depth of 6.9 km. 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.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Cabrera (pop. 4,900) located 40 km from the epicenter, and Rio San Juan (pop. 9,000) 42 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Nagua (pop. 33,900) located 69 km from the epicenter, Monte Llano (pop. 19,000) 75 km away, Puerto Plata (pop. 146,000) 81 km away, San Francisco de Macoris (pop. 124,800) 84 km away, Salcedo (pop. 45,300) 85 km away, Moca (pop. 61,800) 91 km away, and Santiago de los Caballeros (pop. 1,200,000) 100 km away.
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 & timeSep 9, 2022 19:24:08 UTC -
Local time at epicenterFriday, Sep 9, 2022 at 3:24 pm (GMT -4)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude4.1
Depth17.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude19.7049°N / 69.9839°W (North Atlantic Ocean, Dominican Republic)
Antipode19.705°S / 110.016°E
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt14 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearby towns and cities11 km (7 mi) NW of Cabrera (pop: 4,950) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
12 km (7 mi) NE of Rio San Juan (pop: 8,980) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
32 km (20 mi) ENE of Gaspar Hernandez (pop: 6,510) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
39 km (24 mi) NNW of Nagua (pop: 33,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
65 km (40 mi) E of Monte Llano (Villa Montellano) (pop: 19,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
80 km (50 mi) ENE of Santiago de los Caballeros (pop: 1,200,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
96 km (60 mi) NNE of Bonao (pop: 73,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
137 km (85 mi) N of Santo Domingo (pop: 2,201,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
132 km (82 mi) NE of Haiti Island (pop: 21,107,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 29.3°C (85 F), humidity: 77%, wind: 7 m/s (14 kts) from E
Estimated seismic energy released8.9 x 1010 joules (24.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 21.3 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
4.117 km10 Km NW of Cabrera, Dominican RepublicUSGS
4.117 kmDOMINICAN REPUBLICEMSC
4.117 kmDominican Republic RegionRaspberryShake

Seismograms

Seismic station: Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands (GRTK/CU network) | Distance from quake: 234 km / 145 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands: 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 (15)

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Santiago de los Caballeros, Santiago (78.6 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / very short : I was working and suddenly the table and my chair started to move too and some things hung on it, it wasn't strong but you felt something | 2 users found this interesting.  
Rio san juan, republica dominicana (14.5 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : About 4 seconds. shaking, the bed moving, noise like thunder in the distance, I was shaken | 2 users found this interesting.  
Cabrera (11.1 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s : I were in the office working and then the earth shakes , nothing bad happend but it moved very much | One user found this interesting.  
Rio San Juan, María Trinidad Sánchez (6 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 10-15 s : Se movio el piso y los cristales | One user found this interesting.  
La Julia, Santo Domingo De Guzmán, Nacional (137.8 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 20-30 s : My bed and doors were shaking | One user found this interesting.  
Cotui, Sánchez Ramírez (75.6 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Sentado usando l computadora | One user found this interesting.  
San Francisco de Macoris, Duarte (53.4 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
San Francisco de Macoris, Duarte (53.4 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Work (80.2 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : It seems like it didn't happen. There is no real information about this quake  
Payita (21.9 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s
Cabrera, Dominican Republic / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Abreu, los romedillos / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Sentada en el sillón, como que alguien con los pies por detrás da golpes y empuja para moverlo  
San Francisco de Macoris / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
Santo Domingo, DN / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / 2-5 s
Cabrera / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s

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