AGAIN, Two moderate quakes shake Dominican Republic


Magnitude 5.0
Location 18.052°N, 68.762°W
Depth 82.6 km (51.3 miles)
  • 47 km (30 miles) SSE (152°) from La Romana, La Romana, Dominican Republic
  • 63 km (39 miles) S (185°) from Higüey, La Altagracia, Dominican Republic
  • 74 km (46 miles) SE (128°) from San Pedro de Macorís, San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic
  • 135 km (84 miles) ESE (111°) from SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 4.5 km (2.8 miles); depth +/- 4.7 km (2.9 miles)
Parameters NST= 20, Nph= 20, Dmin=104.4 km, Rmss=0.43 sec, Gp=198°,
M-type=duration magnitude (Md), Version=1
Event ID pr12019001


Earthquake 5.3 rattled the entire Dominican Republic (UPDATE)


A moderate tremor of 5.3 magnitude has rattled the entire Dominican Republic

, at around 5:32am local time.

The tremor shook doors and windows for around 30 seconds.... UPDATE - unleashes rockslides, cuts off southern town.... Strong quake would collapse most towers, top engineer says.......TRAVEL WARNING: Much larger earthquake expected.....!!!



Dominican Republic’s south coast has “highly dangerous” seismic activity(Large earthquake expected in near future!)

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