Important historic earthquakes in Dominican Republic

Last update: May 13, 2014 at 4:38 pm by By

The list of the 50 most recent earthquakes in this country can be found at the bottom of this page.

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Label info : M = magnitude, D = depth (km), Time = UTC time

SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
USGS La Romana, Dominican Republic Apr 25 13:04 3.8 135 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Dominican Republic Apr 25 13:04 3.5 144 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Punta Cana, Dominican Republic Apr 23 02:54 3.7 161 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Dominican Republic Region Apr 20 23:24 4.2 58 MAP I Felt It
  • Santo Domingo - I felt that my desk was shaking a little bit. However, no property around me was damaged that I am aware of.
  • USGS San Pedro De Macoris, Dominican Republic Apr 20 23:24 4.2 57 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Dominican Republic Region Apr 20 18:41 2.6 64 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Punta Cana, Dominican Republic Apr 20 16:10 2.9 12 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Punta Cana, Dominican Republic Apr 16 20:00 2.7 71 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Otra Banda, Dominican Republic Apr 15 03:35 3.2 26 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Dominican Republic Region Apr 15 03:35 3.2 26 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Punta Cana, Dominican Republic Apr 14 22:13 2.9 62 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Mona Passage, Dominican Republic Apr 14 22:13 2.0 76 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Dominican Republic Region Apr 14 22:08 2.2 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Punta Cana, Dominican Republic Apr 14 22:08 3.1 45 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS La Romana, Dominican Republic Apr 14 18:22 3.5 21 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Dominican Republic Region Apr 14 18:22 3.5 21 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Dominican Republic Region Apr 13 02:03 3.4 97 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Dominican Republic Region Apr 11 05:53 3.2 41 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Dominican Republic Region Apr 11 05:52 3.2 41 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Salvaleon De Higuey, Dominican Republic Apr 09 12:03 3.4 122 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Dominican Republic Apr 09 12:03 3.4 122 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Miches, Dominican Republic Apr 08 14:37 3.0 92 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Dominican Republic Region Apr 08 14:37 3.0 92 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Punta Cana, Dominican Republic Apr 08 06:40 3.4 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Dominican Republic Region Apr 08 06:40 3.4 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Boca De Yuma, Dominican Republic Apr 06 08:17 3.4 67 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Punta Cana, Dominican Republic Apr 05 08:38 3.4 81 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Mona Passage, Dominican Republic Apr 05 08:38 3.4 81 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Dominican Republic Region Apr 04 04:05 3.4 117 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Boca De Yuma, Dominican Republic Apr 04 04:05 3.4 117 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Miches, Dominican Republic Apr 03 21:19 3.6 87 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Dominican Republic Region Apr 03 21:18 3.6 87 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS La Romana, Dominican Republic Apr 03 09:08 3.8 111 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Dominican Republic Apr 03 09:08 3.8 111 MAP I Felt It
    USGS El Valle, Dominican Republic Apr 03 02:45 4.7 92 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Santo domingo - Lots of shaking of furniture and Windows
  • San Pedro de Macoris - Shook the apartment
  • EMSC Dominican Republic Apr 03 02:45 4.8 91 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Dominican Republic Region Apr 03 02:45 5.0 92 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Mona Passage, Dominican Republic Apr 02 07:44 3.4 101 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Punta Cana, Dominican Republic Apr 02 07:44 3.4 101 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Santiago - I live in California so I knew immediately what it was, but my friends did not notice it.
  • Punta Cana village - I was reading around 1030 pm and felt the earthquake very light , patio doors started shaking walls rumbled slightly. Mary
  • USGS Punta Cana, Dominican Republic Mar 31 22:26 2.8 24 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Boca De Yuma, Dominican Republic Mar 29 20:04 3.4 135 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Dominican Republic Region Mar 29 20:04 3.4 135 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Boca De Yuma, Dominican Republic Mar 29 11:20 3.0 50 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Dominican Republic Region Mar 29 11:20 3.0 50 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Boca De Yuma, Dominican Republic Mar 26 06:17 3.4 121 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Dominican Republic Region Mar 26 06:17 3.1 123 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Boca De Yuma, Dominican Republic Mar 25 02:39 2.6 29 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Dominican Republic Region Mar 21 13:25 3.4 54 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Boca De Yuma, Dominican Republic Mar 21 13:25 3.4 54 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Boca De Yuma, Dominican Republic Mar 20 00:38 3.3 72 MAP I Felt It INFO

    Data sources courtesy : USGSEMSCGFZGEONET

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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    People
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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