3 earthquakes in Dominican Republic 3.7, 4.4 and 4.5 - Large one expected
DominicanToday.com - A 3.7 magnitude tremor was felt Friday afternoon in the town Tamboril, northern Santiago province, without damages or injuries reported. 

The quake, also felt in Santiago and other nearby localities, occurred at 2:30pm and according to preliminary data by Santo Domingo State University (UASD) Seismology Institute director Eugene Polanco, it was detected at just 22 kilometers deep.

The tremor was located at 19-34 North latitude and 70-43 West longitude, and given its shallow depth was considerably felt Santiago’s residents.


The second and third quakes:

Magnitude 4.4
Location 18.296°N, 68.554°W
Depth 180 km (111.9 miles)
  • 40 km (25 miles) SSE (155°) from Higüey, La Altagracia, Dominican Republic
  • 46 km (29 miles) ESE (109°) from La Romana, La Romana, Dominican Republic
  • 74 km (46 miles) SE (136°) from El Seybo, El Seybo, Dominican Republic
  • 149 km (93 miles) E (99°) from SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 5.2 km (3.2 miles); depth +/- 2 km (1.2 miles)
Parameters NST= 13, Nph= 13, Dmin=114 km, Rmss=0.38 sec, Gp=338°,
M-type=duration magnitude (Md), Version=1
Event ID pr12065005


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Magnitude 4.5
Location 19.364°N, 68.064°W
Depth 19.2 km (11.9 miles)
Distances 141 km (87 miles) NE of La Romana, Dominican Republic
158 km (98 miles) NW of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
217 km (134 miles) ENE of SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic
1435 km (891 miles) ESE of Miami, Florida
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 15.5 km (9.6 miles); depth +/- 7.2 km (4.5 miles)
Parameters NST= 94, Nph=102, Dmin=141.4 km, Rmss=0.72 sec, Gp=119°,
M-type=body wave magnitude (Mb), Version=4
  • Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID usb0008fxe


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