Last Updated: Friday, May 31, 2013

Moderate earthquake hits Dominican Republic


M 4.6 moderate earthquake hits Dominican Republic today, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake's epicenter was located 32 km SE of Boca de Yuma. It was 55.8 miles deep.

Light to weak shaking was experienced by the people in the coastal areas.

The 1946 Dominican Republic earthquake claimed lives of around 100. Magnitude 8.1 near Samaná, Dominican Republic also generated Tsunami causing widespread damage across Hispaniola.

06:05 UTC (local time 2013-05-31 02:05 @ epicenter)

Epicenter Location
32 km (20mi) SE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic
41 km (25mi) S of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
57 km (35mi) SE of Salvaleon de Higuey, Dominican Republic
69 km (43mi) ESE of La Romana, Dominican Republic
175 km (109mi) E of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Original post: Natural Disasters List May 31, 2013