Earthquakes in the DR

MikeFisher

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when was the last time we had a Tsunami rolling towards the DR on any coastline?
while everybody knows that a big Quake could happen unpredicted at any time at any moment,
those shown small and usual shakes are zero indicator for such.
if it hppens it will happen, from one moment to an other and there will not be any escape.
thats life with natures normal dangers around it.
observing those weekly shakes and hyping up the stuff is likewatching clouds over East Africa and start calculating possibilities of a tropical storm forming out of that for 3 weeks later.
 
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william webster

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I am told that if you go out a few miles off the north coast, there are shallows where you can stand.

The mountain range underwater near or at the fault

I believe that fault continues west and joins the San Andreas fault line
 

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I am told that if you go out a few miles off the north coast, there are shallows where you can stand.

The mountain range underwater near or at the fault

I believe that fault continues west and joins the San Andreas fault line
yes.
we also have wide shallow areas several miles out here off the East.
fantastic fishing grounds for white marlin season those 20-25 fathom shallows/bathtubs, where here also different mayor currents hit.
those are super calm in the middle of a wavy ocean, small fishies trapped in the area in very warm waters, Predators love that seafood buffet and visit for long months from March til into August.
just a few milesfrom there we have super deep points at the 3 Rocks Canyons, just 12.5nms off the Marina Entrance.
the Ocean around the Island is a beautiful Canyonland with very deep and super shallow wide areas.
 

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Posted as a reminder that the shaking from an earthquake is not the only threat our island nation faces when it comes to these events. Nothing to worry about from this earthquake but this may not always be the case. Of particular concern is the major fault that runs east to west in the ocean off the north coast of the island - the North Hispaniola Fault and portions of the Puerto Rico Trench. Both of these areas of active seismic activity are thrust zones that are more than capable of producing a large tsunami under the right conditions. Fortunately this quake was nowhere near us. These large destructive waves can travel large distances quite quickly. As far as I know the Dominican Republic has no tsunami early warning system in place to notify citizens of inbound threats.


PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS

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* MAGNITUDE 6.6
* ORIGIN TIME 0651 UTC SEP 6 2020
* COORDINATES 7.5 NORTH 37.1 WEST
* DEPTH 10 KM / 6 MILES
* LOCATION CENTRAL MID-ATLANTIC RIDGE

EVALUATION
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* AN EARTHQUAKE WITH A PRELIMINARY MAGNITUDE OF 6.6 OCCURRED
NEAR THE CENTRAL MID-ATLANTIC RIDGE AT 0651 UTC ON SUNDAY
SEPTEMBER 6 2020.

* BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA... THERE IS NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO
CARIBBEAN COASTS FROM THIS EARTHQUAKE.
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"A dozen major earthquakes of magnitude 7.0 or greater have occurred in the Caribbean near Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the island of Hispaniola, shared by Haiti and the Dominican Republic, in the past 500 years, and several have generated tsunamis. The most recent major earthquake, a magnitude 8.1 in 1946, resulted in a tsunami that killed a reported 1,600 people."
I felt the jolt and my dog got off his bed and went under mine.
The passengers in the back of this car felt it too.
 

MikeFisher

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Thanks
Happy to have that confirmed

There is a boat in Rio San Juan called Marlin Chaser
They rent out fishing charters.... American owner
I know the boat.
the captain Jose is Dominicn or Dominican American, he speaks spanish and english fluent.
the boat been fishing for a while here around my turf, too, at Punta Cana Marina.
the Marlin Chaser is a Catamaran, btw, Twin Suzuki Outboards if i remember correctly.
 

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Are you counting the ways you can die or be killed ?
A new one every day almost !!!

Try listening to Peggy Lee.....
Is That All There Is

 

MikeFisher

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1946?
no satelite observations, no seismographic observations like todays, no internet or TV where about some stuff been warned.
of course in such times people got caught by surprise, by Hurricanes the same as by Tsunamis and other stuff, as nobody knew when such happened until it was there and hit and killed everybody along the beaches of the islands.
why waste life on worries about things that may happen every 50 or 100 years?
 
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Cdn_Gringo

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Preliminary Report
Magnitude4.6
Date-Time
  • 19 Oct 2020 09:00:49 UTC
  • 19 Oct 2020 05:00:49 near epicenter
  • 19 Oct 2020 05:00:49 standard time in your timezone
Location19.113N 69.582W
Depth10 km
Distances
  • 13.2 km (8.2 mi) SSE of S�nchez, Dominican Republic
  • 21.2 km (13.1 mi) WNW of Sabana de la Mar, Dominican Republic
  • 27.7 km (17.2 mi) WSW of Saman�, Dominican Republic
  • 29.0 km (18.0 mi) NE of Sabana Grande de Boy�, Dominican Republic
  • 40.0 km (24.8 mi) NNE of Monte Plata, Dominican Republic
Location UncertaintyHorizontal: 4.3 km; Vertical 2.0 km
ParametersNph = 36; Dmin = 41.6 km; Rmss = 1.28 seconds; Gp = 136°
Version =
Event IDus 6000c9dc Capture.JPG
 

Cdn_Gringo

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Preliminary Report
Magnitude4.2
Date-Time
  • 27 Nov 2020 12:19:43 UTC
  • 27 Nov 2020 08:19:43 near epicenter
  • 27 Nov 2020 08:19:43 standard time in your timezone
Location18.666N 70.767W
Depth10 km
Distances
  • 9.4 km (5.8 mi) N of Peralta, Dominican Republic
  • 23.8 km (14.8 mi) N of Azua, Dominican Republic
  • 26.9 km (16.7 mi) ESE of Sabana Yegua, Dominican Republic
  • 27.0 km (16.7 mi) S of Constanza, Dominican Republic
  • 30.5 km (18.9 mi) WNW of San Jos� de Ocoa, Dominican Republic
Location UncertaintyHorizontal: 1.5 km; Vertical 1.9 km
ParametersNph = 16; Dmin = 65.1 km; Rmss = 0.88 seconds; Gp = 82°
Version =
Event IDus 7000ckc2Capture.JPG
 

Cdn_Gringo

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Preliminary Report
Magnitude4.6
Date-Time
  • 30 Nov 2020 11:12:41 UTC
  • 30 Nov 2020 07:12:41 near epicenter
  • 30 Nov 2020 07:12:41 standard time in your timezone
Location18.205N 71.456W
Depth10 km
Distances
  • 16.7 km (10.4 mi) WSW of Las Salinas, Dominican Republic
  • 20.5 km (12.7 mi) SSE of Duverg�, Dominican Republic
  • 25.8 km (16.0 mi) W of Cabral, Dominican Republic
  • 30.9 km (19.1 mi) S of Neiba, Dominican Republic
  • 35.3 km (21.9 mi) SW of Vicente Noble, Dominican Republic
Location UncertaintyHorizontal: 4.6 km; Vertical 1.9 km
ParametersNph = 73; Dmin = 20.4 km; Rmss = 1.04 seconds; Gp = 33°
Version =
Event IDus 7000cl4uCapture.JPG
 

Cdn_Gringo

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Preliminary Report
Magnitude4.0
Date-Time
  • 21 Jan 2021 02:29:49 UTC
  • 20 Jan 2021 22:29:49 near epicenter
  • 20 Jan 2021 22:29:49 standard time in your timezone
Location18.645N 68.987W
Depth137 km
Distances
  • 6.4 km (4.0 mi) N of Guaymate, Dominican Republic
  • 14.4 km (8.9 mi) SSE of Santa Cruz de El Seibo, Dominican Republic
  • 24.1 km (15.0 mi) N of La Romana, Dominican Republic
  • 29.6 km (18.4 mi) W of Salvale�n de Hig�ey, Dominican Republic
  • 31.3 km (19.4 mi) ESE of Hato Mayor del Rey, Dominican Republic
Location UncertaintyHorizontal: 3.7 km; Vertical 2.0 km
ParametersNph = 52; Dmin = 68.9 km; Rmss = 0.59 seconds; Gp = 157°
Version =
Event IDpr 2021021001
 

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when was the last time we had a Tsunami rolling towards the DR on any coastline?
while everybody knows that a big Quake could happen unpredicted at any time at any moment,
those shown small and usual shakes are zero indicator for such.
if it hppens it will happen, from one moment to an other and there will not be any escape.
thats life with natures normal dangers around it.
observing those weekly shakes and hyping up the stuff is likewatching clouds over East Africa and start calculating possibilities of a tropical storm forming out of that for 3 weeks later.
In 1946. It was of 8.0 magnitude and affected the Northeast (Matancitas, Nagua, El Juncal and Punta Morón). 1,970 people lost their lives.
 

Cdn_Gringo

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Preliminary Report
Magnitude4.4
Date-Time
  • 22 Feb 2021 15:06:36 UTC
  • 22 Feb 2021 11:06:36 near epicenter
  • 22 Feb 2021 11:06:36 standard time in your timezone
Location19.840N 71.054W
Depth10 km
Distances
  • 2.8 km (1.7 mi) NNE of Villa Isabela, Dominican Republic
  • 29.2 km (18.1 mi) NNW of Esperanza, Dominican Republic
  • 32.0 km (19.9 mi) N of Mao, Dominican Republic
  • 35.7 km (22.2 mi) WNW of R�o Grande, Dominican Republic
  • 35.9 km (22.2 mi) NNW of Villa Bison�, Dominican Republic
Location UncertaintyHorizontal: 4.1 km; Vertical 1.9 km
ParametersNph = 25; Dmin = 57.1 km; Rmss = 0.87 seconds; Gp = 109°
Version =
Event IDus 6000dk39
 

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Russell

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Here in Luperon Hills we were quite shaken...but no wall nor roof cracking.
Interesting though.
 

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Here in Luperon Hills we were quite shaken...but no wall nor roof cracking.
Interesting though.
according to people around me I have been in a number of those small quakes...thats in about 6years.. never felt a thing... had my world rocked in other ways but still waiting for the earth to quake............
 

NanSanPedro

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according to people around me I have been in a number of those small quakes...thats in about 6years.. never felt a thing... had my world rocked in other ways but still waiting for the earth to quake............

I was in Haiti for the 2010 one. I had felt others living in California but Haiti was serious, and I was 150 miles or so from PAP, the epicenter. I pray never again because that was scary.