Two mild quakes shake the country
Santo Domingo. – Dominican Republic felt two 3.8 and 3.1 magnitude tremors 5:02am today, the first of which the US Geodetic Survey placed the epicenter around 102 kilometers northeast of Samaná and 203 kilometers northeast of Santo Domingo.
The 3.1 tremor occurred at 5:23am with an epicenter around 88 kilometers from Samaná and 183 kilometers northeast of Santo Domingo.
The area of the tremors is adjacent to the seismically active Puerto Rico Trench.
This event has been reviewed by a seismologist. Magnitude 3.8 Date-Time Friday, May 25, 2012 at 09:02:42 UTC Friday, May 25, 2012 at 05:02:42 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 19.731°N, 68.524°W Depth 55 km (34.2 miles) Region DOMINICAN REPUBLIC REGION Distances 102 km (64 miles) NE (55°) from Samaná, Samaná, Dominican Republic 120 km (74 miles) NNE (27°) from El Seybo, El Seybo, Dominican Republic 125 km (78 miles) N (9°) from Higüey, La Altagracia, Dominican Republic 152 km (94 miles) NNE (18°) from La Romana, La Romana, Dominican Republic 203 km (126 miles) NE (47°) from SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 3.1 km (1.9 miles); depth +/- 10.7 km (6.6 miles) Parameters NST= 15, Nph= 15, Dmin=137.8 km, Rmss=0.25 sec, Gp=252°,
M-type=duration magnitude (Md), Version=0 Source Puerto Rico Seismic Network, University of Puerto Rico Event ID pr12146007