Earthquakes in the DR

Kipling333

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I have learned something new today .I never knew that in America the verb .to total ..can mean to absolutely demolish or destroy I see it today in the news about the Plaza Lama warehouse .
 

windeguy

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ˈtəʊt(ə)l/Submit
verb

NORTH AMERICAN informal
damage (something, typically a vehicle) beyond repair; wreck.
"he almost totaled the car"
synonyms: wreck, crash, smash, destroy, damage beyond repair, demolish; More
 

Cdn_Gringo

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K333, your point(s) are valid. The concept of awareness is key. Unlike storms that we can watch approach and make last minute preparations for, earthquakes are an entirely different creature. When a big one occurs, we will have only the stuff we had 10 minutes previously, we will be in the same place were were standing minutes before and our reality will change in minutes instead of hours as with a hurricane.

If you stay here for any significant period of time, not much you can do other than be aware and prepare in a general sense. Perhaps some modern buildings in the larger cities are in slightly better condition to withstand a significant shake. Generally though, in this country with the standards and practices being what they are, concrete, concrete block, & rebar may be able to withstand a significant wind but those materials do not shake well.

Kudos to the seismologist from SD for at least speaking about the risks regardless of the completeness or accuracy of his historical references.
 

william webster

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Long way from the catastrophe in Haiti - your place
at least we are along the same coastline and the fault lies off the north coast as I understand it

Big deal - how the Dominican report could read as it does above is confusing
Re-reading this , it doesn't sound right.

What I meant was the size of the quake was huge in that you felt it so far away.

it was much closer to me....but b/c of my rock base, I felt virtually nothing

The fact that some RD source seems to discount something of this magnitude confuses me

Is that better ??
 

Kipling333

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I think it simply had to be confusion in the translation of what he said ,,he could not forget 2010 .
 

RDKNIGHT

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K333, your point(s) are valid. The concept of awareness is key. Unlike storms that we can watch approach and make last minute preparations for, earthquakes are an entirely different creature. When a big one occurs, we will have only the stuff we had 10 minutes previously, we will be in the same place were were standing minutes before and our reality will change in minutes instead of hours as with a hurricane.

If you stay here for any significant period of time, not much you can do other than be aware and prepare in a general sense. Perhaps some modern buildings in the larger cities are in slightly better condition to withstand a significant shake. Generally though, in this country with the standards and practices being what they are, concrete, concrete block, & rebar may be able to withstand a significant wind but those materials do not shake well.

Kudos to the seismologist from SD for at least speaking about the risks regardless of the completeness or accuracy of his historical references.
I agree but you have to live your life ... and enjoy it you can't sit around waiting for a earthquake..... LIFE IS ONLY ONE
 

Cdn_Gringo

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Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 2.7
Date-Time • 21 Oct 2017 17:26:31 UTC
• 21 Oct 2017 17:26:31 near epicenter
• 21 Oct 2017 13:26:31 standard time in your timezone
Location 18.059N 68.382W
Depth 79 km
Distances • 42.8 km (26.5 mi) SE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic
• 58.0 km (35.9 mi) S of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
• 70.6 km (43.8 mi) SSE of Salvale�n de Hig�ey, Dominican Republic
• 74.7 km (46.3 mi) ESE of La Romana, Dominican Republic
• 104.6 km (64.9 mi) SE of Santa Cruz de El Seibo, Dominican Republic
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 3.7 km; Vertical 2.5 km
Parameters Nph = 10; Dmin = 50.6 km; Rmss = 0.10 seconds; Gp = 267°
Version =
Event ID pr 20172940
 

Cdn_Gringo

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Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 4.8
Date-Time • 29 Oct 2017 17:44:33 UTC
• 29 Oct 2017 13:44:33 near epicenter
• 29 Oct 2017 13:44:33 standard time in your timezone
Location 18.477N 70.492W
Depth 17 km
Distances • 7.8 km (4.8 mi) SSE of San José de Ocoa, Dominican Republic
• 25.8 km (16.0 mi) E of Azua, Dominican Republic
• 27.6 km (17.1 mi) NW of Baní, Dominican Republic
• 31.0 km (19.2 mi) W of Cambita Garabitos, Dominican Republic
• 40.2 km (24.9 mi) WSW of Villa Altagracia, Dominican Republic
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 6.4 km; Vertical 4.8 km
Parameters Nph = 72; Dmin = 100.8 km; Rmss = 0.75 seconds; Gp = 46°
Version =
Event ID us 1000aycn
 

Drperson

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did anyone feel an earthquake at 7 this morning near imbert

it seemed fairly strong
 

mart1n

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Here in Martin Alonzo there was two one was early in the morning 6AM + or - and there was one last night about 11:50 + or _ surprising we have not had any in a long time. The one last night was on whats up 3.4 but the government web site I checked has nothing. Would like to find a good web site for earthquakes
 

Cdn_Gringo

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Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 2.6
Date-Time • 7 Nov 2017 04:42:35 UTC
• 7 Nov 2017 04:42:35 near epicenter
• 7 Nov 2017 00:42:35 standard time in your timezone
Location 19.279N 67.922W
Depth 33 km
Distances • 92.4 km (57.3 mi) NNE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
• 110.7 km (68.7 mi) NE of Salvaleón de Higüey, Dominican Republic
• 124.2 km (77.0 mi) NW of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
• 127.9 km (79.3 mi) NW of Isabela, Puerto Rico
• 130.6 km (81.0 mi) ENE of Santa Cruz de El Seibo, Dominican Republic
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 2.8 km; Vertical 13.8 km
Parameters Nph = 6; Dmin = 111.0 km; Rmss = 0.14 seconds; Gp = 335°
Version =
Event ID pr 20173110
 

Cdn_Gringo

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Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 3.1
Date-Time • 21 Nov 2017 00:30:10 UTC
• 21 Nov 2017 00:30:10 near epicenter
• 20 Nov 2017 20:30:10 standard time in your timezone
Location 18.414N 67.960W
Depth 38 km
Distances • 50.5 km (31.3 mi) ESE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
• 75.4 km (46.8 mi) W of Rincón, Puerto Rico
• 82.1 km (50.9 mi) ESE of Salvaleón de Higüey, Dominican Republic
• 85.1 km (52.8 mi) W of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
• 89.8 km (55.7 mi) WNW of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 4.6 km; Vertical 5.3 km
Parameters Nph = 12; Dmin = 48.2 km; Rmss = 0.37 seconds; Gp = 169°
Version =
Event ID pr 20173250
 

Cdn_Gringo

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Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 3.6
Date-Time • 23 Nov 2017 09:00:38 UTC
• 23 Nov 2017 09:00:38 near epicenter
• 23 Nov 2017 05:00:38 standard time in your timezone
Location 18.099N 68.338W
Depth 115 km
Distances • 42.2 km (26.2 mi) SE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic
• 53.9 km (33.4 mi) S of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
• 69.3 km (42.9 mi) SE of Salvaleón de Higüey, Dominican Republic
• 76.4 km (47.4 mi) ESE of La Romana, Dominican Republic
• 104.6 km (64.8 mi) SE of Santa Cruz de El Seibo, Dominican Republic
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 4.1 km; Vertical 2.8 km
Parameters Nph = 14; Dmin = 100.6 km; Rmss = 0.28 seconds; Gp = 336°
Version =
Event ID pr 20173270
 

Cdn_Gringo

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Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 3.2
Date-Time • 24 Nov 2017 00:56:16 UTC
• 24 Nov 2017 00:56:16 near epicenter
• 23 Nov 2017 20:56:16 standard time in your timezone
Location 19.335N 67.891W
Depth 60 km
Distances • 99.4 km (61.6 mi) NNE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
• 117.3 km (72.7 mi) NE of Salvaleón de Higüey, Dominican Republic
• 127.0 km (78.7 mi) NW of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
• 129.9 km (80.5 mi) NW of Isabela, Puerto Rico
• 136.3 km (84.5 mi) ENE of Santa Cruz de El Seibo, Dominican Republic
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 6.1 km; Vertical 18.1 km
Parameters Nph = 10; Dmin = 129.8 km; Rmss = 0.38 seconds; Gp = 342°
Version =
Event ID pr 20173280
 

Cdn_Gringo

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Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 3.2
Date-Time • 25 Nov 2017 02:35:26 UTC
• 25 Nov 2017 02:35:26 near epicenter
• 24 Nov 2017 22:35:26 standard time in your timezone
Location 17.966N 68.488W
Depth 146 km
Distances • 47.4 km (29.4 mi) SSE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic
• 68.7 km (42.6 mi) S of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
• 72.4 km (44.9 mi) SE of La Romana, Dominican Republic
• 75.5 km (46.8 mi) SSE of Salvaleón de Higüey, Dominican Republic
• 101.7 km (63.0 mi) ESE of San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 5.6 km; Vertical 3.5 km
Parameters Nph = 12; Dmin = 121.4 km; Rmss = 0.31 seconds; Gp = 337°
Version =
Event ID pr 20173290
 

Cdn_Gringo

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Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 4.1
Date-Time • 27 Nov 2017 04:38:15 UTC
• 27 Nov 2017 04:38:15 near epicenter
• 27 Nov 2017 00:38:15 standard time in your timezone
Location 19.354N 68.794W
Depth 154 km
Distances • 48.9 km (30.3 mi) NNE of Miches, Dominican Republic
• 59.4 km (36.8 mi) ENE of Samaná, Dominican Republic
• 70.1 km (43.4 mi) NNE of Santa Cruz de El Seibo, Dominican Republic
• 70.5 km (43.7 mi) ENE of Sabana de La Mar, Dominican Republic
• 81.6 km (50.6 mi) NE of Hato Mayor del Rey, Dominican Republic
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 12.6 km; Vertical 8.3 km
Parameters Nph = 15; Dmin = 211.5 km; Rmss = 0.59 seconds; Gp = 213°
Version =
Event ID pr 20173310