Earthquakes in the DR

Dolores1

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Please report on the earthquakes in Puerto Rico and if this is the same fault that runs through the Dominican Republic.
 

Wheathead

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This is the 3rd large quake in Puerto Rico in a few days, every time getting stronger. Yes it is the same fault line that runs through the Dominican Republic.

Did anybody feel this quake in the Punta Cana area?

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/01/07/us/puerto-rico-earthquake-tuesday/index.html
Woke up the wife this morning in El Cortecito, Bavaro, PC. She said the floor shook and doors rattled for about 5-6 seconds.
I slept through it (around 4:20 am local time)
 

melphis

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My wife says she felt it at around 4:20 as well. We are in the Uvero Alto area.
 

PJT

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Nature has done a flip flop

If one sees the earthquake activity of the DR and Puerto Rico on the USGS website over the years an interesting anomaly can be determined. Up until now most reported quakes have been to the north of the island along the Puerto Rican Trench fault line. It appears over the past week there have been very few reported quakes of all magnitudes along the trench. All, if not most recent activity has been clustered in the south of the island and its close offshore locations. This south region up until recently has had a low percentage of seismic activity compared to that occurring the northern trench. Its as if nature has done a flip flop.

Wonder if there is an explanation.


Regards,

PJT
 

Cdn_Gringo

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If you choose to live in an area that is prone to sizable earthquakes, it's a safe bet that if you stay long enough, you'll be in one.

That big one you referenced, it's still coming some day.
 

windeguy

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This happened the day before I came to live in Cabarete full time. I flew here from California via New York where I attended my father's funeral. A noteworthy time for a couple of reasons:

2003 Dominican Republic earthquake
The 2003 Dominican Republic earthquake occurred on September 22 at with a moment magnitude of 6.4 and a maximum Mercalli intensity of VII. The shock occurred on the northern coast of the Dominican Republic near the town of Luperon, Puerto Plata and north the city of Santiago de los Caballeros
 

Cdn_Gringo

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Preliminary Report
Magnitude 4.5
Date-Time • 4 Feb 2020 00:10:56 UTC
• 3 Feb 2020 20:10:56 near epicenter
• 3 Feb 2020 20:10:56 standard time in your timezone
Location 19.314N 68.578W
Depth 12 km
Distances • 61.5 km (38.1 mi) NE of Miches, Dominican Republic
• 77.7 km (48.2 mi) NE of Santa Cruz de El Seibo, Dominican Republic
• 78.6 km (48.7 mi) N of Salvale�n de Hig�ey, Dominican Republic
• 80.7 km (50.0 mi) E of Saman�, Dominican Republic
• 83.1 km (51.5 mi) NNW of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 4.4 km; Vertical 31.6 km
Parameters Nph = 29; Dmin = 160.1 km; Rmss = 0.88 seconds; Gp = 281°
Version =
Event ID pr 2020035000
 

RDKNIGHT

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Crazy thing was my Pitbull was acting strange a few minutes before it hit .....barking by the door ...... definitely felted it