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Largest earthquakes near Punta Cana, Higüey, Provincia de La Altagracia, Dominican Republic, on record since 1900

Updated 29 Mar 2021 21:32 GMT -
Since 1900, Punta Cana has had 2 quakes of magnitude 6.0 or above, 24 quakes between 5.0 and 6.0, and 74 quakes between 4.0 and 5.0.
Biggest quake: 6.1 quake Caribbean Sea, 50 km south of La Romana, Dominican Republic, 23 March 1979 19:32 GMT
Most recent quake: 4.4 quake 181 km east of Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, 4 Nov 2020 1:45 pm (GMT -4)
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Showing quakessince 1900, magnitude 4.4 or higher (100 quakes):
Date and timeMag
Depth
Nearest volcano (distance)LocationDetailsMap
23 Mar 1979 19:32:31 GMT
6.1

80 km
(0 km)Caribbean Sea, 50 km south of La Romana, Dominican Republic MoreMap
3 Nov 1966 16:24:33 GMT
6.0

27 km
(0 km)North Atlantic Ocean, 80 km northeast of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic MoreMap
14 Sep 1981 12:44:29 GMT
5.9

170 km
(0 km)Caribbean Sea, 15 km southeast of La Romana, Dominican Republic MoreMap
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 16:15:04 (28 May 2014 21:15:04 GMT)
5.8

91 km
(546 km)Caribbean Sea, 50 km south of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic 47 reportsMoreMap
21 Jul 1985 13:10:35 GMT
5.7

35 km
(0 km)North Atlantic Ocean, 69 km northeast of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic MoreMap
20 Sep 1983 08:50:58 GMT
5.6

101 km
(0 km)Caribbean Sea, 45 km south of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic MoreMap
21 Jul 1959 09:17:55 GMT
5.6

25 km
(0 km)North Atlantic Ocean, 65 km northeast of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic MoreMap
2 Mar 1989 07:13:46 GMT
5.5

134 km
(0 km)San Rafael del Yuma, 26 km south of Salvaleon de Higüey, Dominican Republic MoreMap
13 Jun 1976 19:06:27 GMT
5.4

51 km
(0 km)North Atlantic Ocean, 96 km northeast of Salvaleon de Higüey, Dominican Republic MoreMap
1 Nov 1989 10:25:52 GMT
5.2

26 km
(0 km)Miches, Provincia de El Seibo, 43 km north of Salvaleon de Higüey, Dominican Republic MoreMap
4 Feb 2019 14:33:48 GMT
5.1

66 km
(567 km)Caribbean Sea, 58 km south of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic 64 reportsMoreMap
18 Apr 2010 20:16:39 GMT
5.1

85 km
(0 km)Caribbean Sea, 51 km south of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic MoreMap
21 Mar 2003 01:09:55 GMT
5.1

97 km
(0 km)Caribbean Sea, 25 km west of Caribbean Galapagos Island, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico MoreMap
29 Dec 1985 03:22:12 GMT
5.1

133 km
(0 km)San Rafael del Yuma, Provincia de La Altagracia, 16 km east of La Romana, Dominican Republic MoreMap
8 Dec 1983 14:46:57 GMT
5.1

43 km
(0 km)Caribbean Sea, 13 km south of Isla Catalina Island, Dominican Republic MoreMap
15 Feb 1981 14:36:32 GMT
5.1

112 km
(0 km)9.8 km north of La Romana, Dominican Republic MoreMap
31 Dec 1976 16:32:50 GMT
5.1

85 km
(0 km)Caribbean Sea, 22 km southeast of La Romana, Dominican Republic MoreMap
16 Jun 1976 16:35:26 GMT
5.1

55 km
(0 km)North Atlantic Ocean, 94 km northeast of Salvaleon de Higüey, Dominican Republic MoreMap
19 Jan 2012 06:28:19 GMT
5.0

103 km
(0 km)Caribbean Sea, 47 km southeast of La Romana, Dominican Republic MoreMap
16 Mar 2011 13:42:33 GMT
5.0

56 km
(0 km)North Atlantic Ocean, 72 km northeast of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic MoreMap
4 Mar 2009 22:30:26 GMT
5.0

163 km
(0 km)Caribbean Sea, 11 km southeast of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic MoreMap
14 Feb 2009 07:48:38 GMT
5.0

122 km
(0 km)El Seibo, Provincia de El Seibo, 23 km west of Salvaleon de Higüey, Dominican Republic MoreMap
1 Jul 1989 11:45:39 GMT
5.0

24 km
(0 km)North Atlantic Ocean, 67 km northeast of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic MoreMap
3 Oct 1979 00:31:56 GMT
5.0

42 km
(0 km)North Atlantic Ocean, 99 km northeast of Salvaleon de Higüey, Dominican Republic MoreMap
17 Feb 1978 01:34:18 GMT
5.0

98 km
(0 km)Caribbean Sea, Puerto Rico, 55 km southeast of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic MoreMap
23 Aug 1974 23:55:36 GMT
5.0

33 km
(0 km)North Atlantic Ocean, 86 km northeast of Salvaleon de Higüey, Dominican Republic MoreMap
9 Mar 2007 20:49:51 GMT
4.9

97 km
(0 km)Caribbean Sea, 37 km southeast of La Romana, Dominican Republic MoreMap
17 Sep 1990 13:04:52 GMT
4.9

148 km
(0 km)Caribbean Sea, Puerto Rico, 42 km southeast of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic MoreMap
16 Dec 1988 02:19:48 GMT
4.9

121 km
(0 km)15 km southwest of Salvaleon de Higüey, Dominican Republic MoreMap
13 Feb 1986 11:17:17 GMT
4.9

31 km
(0 km)North Atlantic Ocean, 77 km northeast of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic MoreMap
27 Sep 1980 06:25:36 GMT
4.9

159 km
(0 km)6.8 km northeast of La Romana, Dominican Republic MoreMap
15 Mar 1979 06:58:31 GMT
4.9

111 km
(0 km)San Rafael del Yuma, 26 km south of Salvaleon de Higüey, Dominican Republic MoreMap
8 Sep 1977 08:03:54 GMT
4.9

128 km
(0 km)San Rafael del Yuma, Provincia de La Altagracia, 8.9 km east of La Romana, Dominican Republic MoreMap
9 May 1974 09:33:21 GMT
4.9

29 km
(0 km)Caribbean Sea, 57 km southeast of Salvaleon de Higüey, Dominican Republic MoreMap
2020-03-06 07:40:43 -05:00 (6 Mar 2020 12:40:43 GMT)
4.8

78 km
(257 km)170 km east of Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic 56 reportsMoreMap
13 Sep 2007 17:00:26 GMT
4.8

87 km
(0 km)Caribbean Sea, 55 km south of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic MoreMap
25 Dec 2003 06:55:22 GMT
4.8

122 km
(0 km)San Rafael del Yuma, 17 km southwest of Salvaleon de Higüey, Dominican Republic MoreMap
8 Nov 1996 07:19:07 GMT
4.8

73 km
(0 km)Caribbean Sea, 62 km south of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic MoreMap
22 Jul 1993 20:41:14 GMT
4.8

109 km
(0 km)El Seibo, Provincia de El Seibo, 89 km east of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic MoreMap
21 Oct 1991 19:46:31 GMT
4.8

43 km
(0 km)Caribbean Sea, 65 km south of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic MoreMap
8 Jul 1990 19:45:40 GMT
4.8

126 km
(0 km)San Rafael del Yuma, Provincia de La Altagracia, 23 km east of La Romana, Dominican Republic MoreMap
1 Jul 1989 16:33:04 GMT
4.8

10 km
(0 km)North Atlantic Ocean, 66 km northeast of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic MoreMap
12 Aug 1985 17:12:36 GMT
4.8

95 km
(0 km)Caribbean Sea, 60 km southeast of La Romana, Dominican Republic MoreMap
2 Oct 1979 21:55:09 GMT
4.8

33 km
(0 km)North Atlantic Ocean, 79 km northeast of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic MoreMap
31 Jul 1979 00:16:55 GMT
4.8

138 km
(0 km)27 km southeast of Salvaleon de Higüey, Dominican Republic MoreMap
5 Apr 1977 02:27:00 GMT
4.8

33 km
(0 km)North Atlantic Ocean, 63 km northeast of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic MoreMap
2019-07-28 16:02:22 UTC (28 Jul 2019 16:02:22 GMT)
4.7

117 km
(518 km)Caribbean Sea, 1 km west of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 4 reportsMoreMap
22 Dec 2018 14:12:17 GMT
4.7

123 km
(619 km)12 km southeast of Santa Cruz de El Seibo, Dominican Republic 52 reportsMoreMap
20 Mar 2016 06:06:23 GMT
4.7

112 km
(615 km)Guaymate, 15 km northeast of La Romana, Dominican Republic 14 reportsMoreMap
Thursday, September 11, 2014 22:12:43 (12 Sep 2014 02:12:43 GMT)
4.7

106 km
(621 km)North Atlantic Ocean, 18 km east of Miches, Dominican Republic 10 reportsMoreMap
Thursday, March 06, 2014 16:56:49 (6 Mar 2014 21:56:49 GMT)
4.7

48 km
(513 km)North Atlantic Ocean, 84 km northeast of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic MoreMap
Friday, January 03, 2014 05:14:56 (3 Jan 2014 10:14:56 GMT)
4.7

31 km
(522 km)North Atlantic Ocean, 77 km northeast of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic MoreMap
21 May 2011 18:29:14 GMT
4.7

26 km
(0 km)North Atlantic Ocean, 70 km northeast of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic MoreMap
1 Jul 2004 06:11:01 GMT
4.7

85 km
(0 km)Caribbean Sea, 47 km south of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic MoreMap
18 Jun 2001 12:28:37 GMT
4.7

85 km
(0 km)Caribbean Sea, 50 km south of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic MoreMap
26 Dec 1997 00:48:24 GMT
4.7

94 km
(0 km)Caribbean Sea, 45 km south of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic MoreMap
17 Nov 1994 14:59:20 GMT
4.7

81 km
(0 km)7.8 km northeast of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic MoreMap
18 Jul 1987 05:07:26 GMT
4.7

33 km
(0 km)North Atlantic Ocean, 65 km northeast of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic MoreMap
28 Feb 1987 02:09:02 GMT
4.7

103 km
(0 km)Caribbean Sea, 38 km south of La Romana, Dominican Republic MoreMap
14 Feb 1980 01:09:45 GMT
4.7

128 km
(0 km)San Rafael del Yuma, 18 km southwest of Salvaleon de Higüey, Dominican Republic MoreMap
8 Mar 1979 05:47:21 GMT
4.7

89 km
(0 km)Caribbean Sea, 66 km southeast of Salvaleon de Higüey, Dominican Republic MoreMap
6 Nov 1978 08:18:29 GMT
4.7

95 km
(0 km)Caribbean Sea, 78 km southeast of Salvaleon de Higüey, Dominican Republic MoreMap
15 Jun 1976 00:33:49 GMT
4.7

111 km
(0 km)11 km north of Santa Cruz de El Seibo, Dominican Republic MoreMap
14 Sep 1975 03:42:09 GMT
4.7

95 km
(0 km)El Seibo, Provincia de El Seibo, 22 km northwest of La Romana, Dominican Republic MoreMap
1 Jun 1974 04:23:17 GMT
4.7

79 km
(0 km)Caribbean Sea, 19 km northwest of Caribbean Galapagos Island, Puerto Rico MoreMap
28 Jul 2011 20:34:40 GMT
4.6

10.5 km
(0 km)North Atlantic Ocean, 70 km northeast of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic MoreMap
4 Jan 2010 01:08:48 GMT
4.6

169 km
(0 km)Caribbean Sea, 17 km southeast of La Romana, Dominican Republic MoreMap
27 Oct 2009 19:18:20 GMT
4.6

14 km
(0 km)North Atlantic Ocean, 9.1 km north of Miches, Dominican Republic MoreMap
20 Oct 2006 21:09:56 GMT
4.6

162 km
(0 km)Caribbean Sea, 68 km south of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic MoreMap
7 May 2001 12:28:34 GMT
4.6

1 km
(0 km)Caribbean Sea, 46 km southeast of La Romana, Dominican Republic MoreMap
1 Feb 1995 10:43:57 GMT
4.6

180 km
(0 km)Caribbean Sea, 44 km south of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic MoreMap
18 Jan 1994 12:43:11 GMT
4.6

163 km
(0 km)12 km west of Salvaleon de Higüey, Dominican Republic MoreMap
8 Nov 1993 03:45:20 GMT
4.6

10 km
(0 km)North Atlantic Ocean, 77 km northeast of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic MoreMap
8 Sep 1990 16:04:43 GMT
4.6

131 km
(0 km)Guaymate, 16 km northwest of La Romana, Dominican Republic MoreMap
2019-06-30 02:37:54 -04:00 (30 Jun 2019 06:37:54 GMT)
4.5

113 km
(599 km)San Rafael del Yuma, Provincia de La Altagracia, 13 km east of La Romana, Dominican Republic MoreMap
2016-12-04 20:44:03 -04:00 (5 Dec 2016 00:44:03 GMT)
4.5

137 km
(627 km)El Seibo, Provincia de El Seibo, 6.1 km west of Guaymate, Dominican Republic 3 reportsMoreMap
Saturday, June 21, 2014 13:33:48 (21 Jun 2014 17:33:48 GMT)
4.5

134 km
(609 km)Caribbean Sea, 39 km south of La Romana, Dominican Republic MoreMap
15 Nov 2008 11:58:31 GMT
4.5

158 km
(0 km)Caribbean Sea, 7.7 km southeast of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic MoreMap
5 Jun 2006 20:48:09 GMT
4.5

70 km
(0 km)Caribbean Sea, 45 km south of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic MoreMap
28 Aug 1998 12:08:55 GMT
4.5

83 km
(0 km)Caribbean Sea, 50 km south of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic MoreMap
26 Dec 1990 08:12:28 GMT
4.5

33 km
(0 km)North Atlantic Ocean, 46 km northeast of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic MoreMap
27 Jan 1990 23:53:02 GMT
4.5

154 km
(0 km)Guaymate, 14 km north of La Romana, Dominican Republic MoreMap
14 Nov 1989 01:13:19 GMT
4.5

169 km
(0 km)Caribbean Sea, Puerto Rico, 50 km southeast of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic MoreMap
23 Jan 1989 17:24:25 GMT
4.5

101 km
(0 km)Caribbean Sea, 58 km south of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic MoreMap
9 Jan 1981 08:00:03 GMT
4.5

84 km
(0 km)Caribbean Sea, 25 km northwest of Caribbean Galapagos Island, Puerto Rico MoreMap
19 Aug 1979 00:46:41 GMT
4.5

33 km
(0 km)North Atlantic Ocean, 77 km northeast of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic MoreMap
4 Nov 2020 1:45 pm (GMT -4) (4 Nov 2020 17:45:11 GMT)
4.4

79 km
(526 km)181 km east of Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico 8 reportsMoreMap
8 Jun 2020 17:47:46 GMT
4.4

7 km
(330 km)237 km east of Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic MoreMap
2020-05-02 10:36:17 -04:00 (2 May 2020 14:36:17 GMT)
4.4

143 km
(195 km)129 km east of Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic 2 reportsMoreMap
2020-01-05 04:29:00 -04:00 (5 Jan 2020 08:29:00 GMT)
4.4

114 km
(611 km)6.7 km southwest of La Romana, Dominican Republic 1 reportMoreMap
2017-10-01 03:57:43 -05:00 (1 Oct 2017 08:57:43 GMT)
4.4

79 km
(491 km)Caribbean Sea, 46 km north of Caribbean Galapagos Island, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico MoreMap
15 Jul 2015 13:00:03 GMT
4.4

51 km
(509 km)North Atlantic Ocean, 92 km northeast of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic MoreMap
20 Jan 2015 21:52:07 GMT
4.4

86 km
(624 km)Villa Hermosa, 10.3 km northwest of La Romana, Dominican Republic MoreMap
Sun, 14 Oct 2012 22:46 (America/Santo_Domingo) (15 Oct 2012 02:46:41 GMT)
4.4

61 km
(638 km)North Atlantic Ocean, 24 km north of Miches, Dominican Republic MoreMap
2 Jul 2010 04:44:47 GMT
4.4

172 km
(0 km)Caribbean Sea, 17 km southeast of La Romana, Dominican Republic MoreMap
18 Aug 2009 11:43:32 GMT
4.4

79 km
(0 km)Caribbean Sea, 48 km south of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic MoreMap
25 Feb 2006 06:43:34 GMT
4.4

160 km
(0 km)Caribbean Sea, 35 km south of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic MoreMap
21 Feb 2000 16:36:34 GMT
4.4

108 km
(0 km)Caribbean Sea, 79 km west of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico MoreMap
27 Dec 1999 02:29:42 GMT
4.4

168 km
(0 km)San Rafael del Yuma, Provincia de La Altagracia, 28 km east of La Romana, Dominican Republic MoreMap
24 Nov 1998 06:24:55 GMT
4.4

33 km
(0 km)North Atlantic Ocean, 91 km northeast of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic MoreMap
Estimated combined seismic energy released: 3.9 x 1014 joules (109 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 93998 tons of TNT or 5.9 atomic bombs!) More info

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