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.
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