Two moderate tremors recorded in the Dominican Republic this week

January 21, 2012PORT-AU-PRINCE, HaitiTwo earthquakes of magnitude 3.4 magnitude were recorded with no casualties or significant damage on the night of Wednesday and Thursday in the Dominican Republic. The Dominican Republic which shares the island of Quesqueya (Hispaniola) with Haiti, reported the tremors at the Seismology Institute of the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo (UASD). The first quake occurred at 11:36 p.m. (local time, 22:36 hours from Haiti, 3:36 GMT) and was felt in the Cibao region (north), indicate the local media. Much more powerful, the second earthquake, whose epicenter was in the Canal de la Mona, took place at 2:28 (1:28 time of Haiti, 6:28 GMT). He shakes the earth around the country, especially in Santo Domingo in the east and south. This earthquake was followed by two aftershocks of magnitude lower, respectively, 5:05 and 5:45 (local time). Faced with scenes of panic caused by repeated shocks, DR authorities have urged people to remain calm and follow the instructions on the precautions to be taken in case of an earthquake. –
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4 Responses to Two moderate tremors recorded in the Dominican Republic this week

  1. luisport says:

    Saturday January 21 2012, 18:47:15 UTC 11 minutes ago offshore Chiapas, Mexico 6.2 66.1 USGS Feed


  2. luisport says:

    M 6.2 2012/01/21 18:47 Depth 66.1 km OFFSHORE CHIAPAS, MEXICO
    12:47:15 PM at epicenter
    Deep, normally harmless earthquake, approx. 30 km out of the coast. The earthquake has been felt as a light shaking in a wide area in Mexico.
    57 km (35 miles) SSW (203°) from Mapastepec, Chiapas, Mexico
    72 km (44 miles) WSW (253°) from Huixtla, Chiapas, Mexico
    281 km (174 miles) W (278°) from GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala


  3. kinglilly says:

    Only 335 days left


  4. Dennis E. says:

    Hm…Seems to be an abnormal number of 6.0 EQ’s occurring lately…


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