Nine aftershocks registered after Wednesday’s quake
The National Seismology Center of the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo reported yesterday that nine aftershocks were registered following the earthquake of magnitude 5.3 on the Richter scale that occurred last Wednesday morning, one of which was near the Monseñor Nouel province. The first aftershock occurred at 7:17 a.m., 1.5 kilometers west of Bani, Peravia, and had a magnitude of 2.6 with a depth of 50.4 kilometers; the second occurred at 7:30 a.m., 7.6 kilometers south-southeast of Las Calderas, Caribbean Sea, and had a magnitude of 2.7 with a depth of 55.2 kilometers. The third occurred at 7:36 a.m., 26.5 kilometers south-southeast of Matanzas in the Caribbean Sea, with a magnitude of 3.3 and a depth of 52.6 kilometers, while the fourth occurred at 8:18 a.m., 22.2 kilometers south-southeast of La Calderas in the Caribbean Sea, with a magnitude of 2.9 and a depth of 43.6 kilometers.
The fifth aftershock occurred at 10:43 a.m., southeast of Las Calderas, Caribbean Sea, with a depth of 51.3 kilometers; the sixth aftershock occurred at 12:10 a.m., 20.6 kilometers south-southwest of Palmar de Ocoa, Caribbean Sea, with a magnitude of 2.1 and a depth of 11.0 kilometers. The seventh aftershock struck at 5:03 p.m., 16.9 kilometers south-southeast of Matanzas in the Caribbean Sea, at a depth of 53.1 kilometers. The eighth aftershock was recorded at 7:26 p.m., 17.6 kilometers south-southwest of Maimón, Monseñor Nouel, with a magnitude of 3.1 and a depth of 87.4 kilometers, and the ninth and final recorded aftershock was recorded at 30.8 kilometers south-southeast of Matanzas, Caribbean Sea, with a magnitude of 3.0 and a depth of 46.1 kilometers.
However, unlike the 5.3 earthquakes that occurred yesterday, the aftershocks were not felt on land and posed no danger. The seismological center also stated that the earth emits energy every day, but not all of it is visible on the surface.