Earthquakes in the DR

Linda Stapleton

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I was flying to the DR from California to live full time in Cabarete in 2003 at the same time the fairly large earthquake hit the Puerto Plata area. My wife was awakened by the sound of pool water sloshing. Our property was fine, but other locations in the Puerto Plata region suffered significant damage.

Nobody can predict earthquakes with certainty. It is not something I worry about.
I remember this one well, certainly the strongest I've felt since living here, even stronger than the really bad one I felt from Haiti 11 years ago. The one last night woke me, but I went straight back to sleep. I haven't heard reports of any serious damage or loss of life, so I hope that is the case.
 
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william webster

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The 2010 one was felt along the north coast here---- reg'd 7.0 in Haiti (epicenter)
and had at least 52 aftershocks of 4.5 or greater
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A catastrophic magnitude 7.0 M w earthquake struck Haiti at 16:53 local time on Tuesday, 12 January 2010. The epicenter was near the town of Léogâne, Ouest department, approximately 25 kilometres (16 mi) west of Port-au-Prince, Haiti's capital. By 24 January, at least 52 aftershocks measuring 4.5 or greater had been recorded. An estimated three million people were affected by the quake. en.wikipedia.org
 

AlterEgo

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The 2010 one was felt along the north coast here---- reg'd 7.0 in Haiti (epicenter)
and had at least 52 aftershocks of 4.5 or greater
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A catastrophic magnitude 7.0 M w earthquake struck Haiti at 16:53 local time on Tuesday, 12 January 2010. The epicenter was near the town of Léogâne, Ouest department, approximately 25 kilometres (16 mi) west of Port-au-Prince, Haiti's capital. By 24 January, at least 52 aftershocks measuring 4.5 or greater had been recorded. An estimated three million people were affected by the quake. en.wikipedia.org
I was sitting in an outdoor rocking chair, and boy did it rock. South coast in western San Cristobal province. A moment I won’t forget.
 

Cdn_Gringo

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Preliminary Report
Magnitude4.0
Date-Time
  • 11 Jan 2022 22:43:16 UTC
  • 11 Jan 2022 18:43:16 near epicenter
  • 11 Jan 2022 18:43:16 standard time in your timezone
Location19.291N 69.870W
Depth10 km
Distances
  • 3.6 km (2.2 mi) SSE of El Factor, Dominican Republic
  • 10.4 km (6.5 mi) SSW of Nagua, Dominican Republic
  • 27.8 km (17.2 mi) WNW of S�nchez, Dominican Republic
  • 39.2 km (24.3 mi) NNW of Sabana Grande de Boy�, Dominican Republic
  • 39.5 km (24.5 mi) NE of Cotu�, Dominican Republic
Location UncertaintyHorizontal: 3.0 km; Vertical 11.5 km
ParametersNph = 33; Dmin = 91.3 km; Rmss = 0.87 seconds; Gp = 130°
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Event IDus 7000gb4e