Another magnitude 4.2 tremor shakes the Dominican capital - A magnitude 4.2 tremor was felt Wednesday morning in the Dominican capital, Santo Domingo and other eastern provinces, with no damages reported.



According to the Santo Domingo State University’s (UASD) Seismology Institute, the quake’s epicenter was 24 kilometers northwest of the town of Hato Mayor and 24 northwest of the eastern city of San Pedro.

According to the US Geodetic Survey, the tremor occurred at 5:11am Wednesday morning, and just three days after a 5.1 quake in southwestern Barahona province.


And there was a smaller once in the last 24 hours not reported in the DR


2012 July 10 18:59:34 UTC

Earthquake Details

  • This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
Magnitude 2.9
Location 18.566°N, 68.557°W
Depth 120 km (74.6 miles)
  • 17 km (11 miles) ESE (110°) from Higüey, La Altagracia, Dominican Republic
  • 46 km (29 miles) ENE (71°) from La Romana, La Romana, Dominican Republic
  • 56 km (35 miles) ESE (114°) from El Seybo, El Seybo, Dominican Republic
  • 147 km (91 miles) E (87°) from SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 10.7 km (6.6 miles); depth +/- 4.2 km (2.6 miles)
Parameters NST= 4, Nph= 7, Dmin=85.5 km, Rmss=0.49 sec, Gp=169°,
M-type=duration magnitude (Md), Version=0
Event ID pr12192002


Read also: Punta Cana and Barahona in Dom Rep Shaken by Earthquakes within 24 hours



The Dominican Republic’s government said the 5.1 quake was felt across Santo Domingo as well, causing some panic, particularly in some of the capital’s higher buildings. The smaller 3.1 was close to Punta Cana and the large 5.1 earthquake close to the Hatian - Dominican Border. Larger earthquakes expected in near future.....



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