Mild tremor shakes Santo Domingo, interior
Santo Domingo.- The State University UASD Seismology Institute reported a 4.2 magnitude quake, 19 kilometers south of Santo Domingo around 10:53am Dominican Republic time.
The tremor was detected at 29 kilometers in depth in the Caribbean Sea, and felt in La Vega, Espaillat Santiago and Puerto Plata provinces.
Information from the US Geodetic Survey:
Magnitude 4.5 – DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 2012 January 24 14:33:29 UTC
This event has been reviewed by a seismologist. Magnitude 4.5
Date-Time Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at 14:33:29 UTC Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at 10:33:29 AM at epicenter Location 19.586°N, 70.061°W Depth 2.8 km (1.7 miles) (poorly constrained) Region
Distances 32 km (20 miles) NW (316°) from Nagua, María Trinidad Sánchez, 37 km (23 miles) NNE (32°) from San Francisco de Macorís, Duarte, 39 km (24 miles) ENE (62°) from Salcedo, Salcedo, 121 km (75 miles) N (355°) from SANTO DOMINGO;
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 6.2 km (3.9 miles); depth +/- 17.9 km (11.1 miles) Parameters NST= 71, Nph= 71, Dmin=125.8 km, Rmss=1.1 sec, Gp= 47°,M-type=body wave magnitude (Mb), Version=5 Source U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center:World Data Center for Seismology, Denver