Local March 8, 2012 | 11:03 am

Quakes continue to shake Hispaniola

Port-au-Prince.- Two mild quakes of varying magnitudes shook the Haiti capital and Dominican Republic’s southeast today, which the US Geodetic Survey registered and a 3.1 magnitude in the Mona Passage and 4.6 in Haiti, which panicked the population, though the authorities have yet to inform of any damages.

The Haiti tremor was felt at 9:51am, 37 kilometers southeast of Port-au-Prince, at a depth of 4.9 kilometers, said the USGS.

In Dominican Republic the US Geodetic Survey registered it as a magnitude 3.1, at 9:22am, 105 kilometers deep in the Caribbean sea.

Starting form Haiti’s devastating quake in 2010, their average has increased in the entire island of Hispaniola, although none have reached the level of moderate.

FROM THE USGS:

Magnitude 3.1 – MONA PASSAGE, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

2012 March 08 13:22:58 UTC

This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.

Magnitude 3.1

Date-Time Thursday, March 08, 2012 at 13:22:58 UTC

Thursday, March 08, 2012 at 09:22:58 AM at epicenter

Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location 18.215°N, 68.398°W

Depth 105.6 km (65.6 miles)

Region MONA PASSAGE, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Distances 56 km (35 miles) SE (144°) from Higüey, La Altagracia, Dominican Republic

65 km (40 miles) ESE (112°) from La Romana, La Romana, Dominican Republic

92 km (57 miles) SE (132°) from El Seybo, El Seybo, Dominican Republic

167 km (104 miles) E (101°) from SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic

Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 2.3 km (1.4 miles); depth +/- 1.4 km (0.9 miles)

Parameters NST= 10, Nph= 9, Dmin=51.7 km, Rmss=0.23 sec, Gp=194°,

M-type=duration magnitude (Md), Version=0

Source Puerto Rico Seismic Network, University of Puerto Rico

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