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Dominican Republic Quake Report

Posted by feww on April 3, 2010

Serial No  1,528. If any posts are blocked in your country, please drop us a line.


An earlier report of a magnitude 8.0 earthquake in the Dominican Republic that was posted on Fire-Earth was sourced from an automatically generated bulletin broadcast by the European Commission’s Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System – the report now appears to be FALSE

According to other monitoring sources, an 8.0Mw quake has NOT occurred in the region.

Details as they appeared on  EC’s Disaster Website:

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Earthquake Details as Reported by USGS/EHP:

  • Magnitude: 3.2
  • Date-Time:
    • Friday, April 02, 2010 at 05:38:53 UTC
    • Friday, April 02, 2010 at 01:38:53 AM at epicenter
  • Location: 19.226°N, 67.986°W
  • Depth: 89.8 km (55.8 miles)
  • Distances:
    • 102 km (63 miles) NE (48°) from Higüey, La Altagracia, Dominican Republic
    • 122 km (76 miles) ENE (65°) from El Seybo, El Seybo, Dominican Republic
    • 124 km (77 miles) NW (315°) from Aguadilla, PR
    • 136 km (85 miles) NE (49°) from La Romana, La Romana, Dominican Republic
    • 212 km (132 miles) WNW (293°) from SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico
  • Location Uncertainty: horizontal +/- 3.7 km (2.3 miles); depth +/- 4.8 km (3.0 miles)
  • Parameters: NST= 14, Nph= 14, Dmin=124.8 km, Rmss=0.37 sec, Gp=202°,
  • M-type=duration magnitude (Md), Version=0
  • Source:Puerto Rico Seismic Network, University of Puerto Rico
  • Event ID: pr10092001

The automatic report also generated a virtual tsunami automatically. Let’s hope no one was hurt!!

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2 Responses to “Dominican Republic Quake Report”

  1. J said

    Thanks for this information. I also received the initial message, but further inspection revealed some discrepancies …. invalid time, bad formatting, unreadable characters, etc.
    I suspect that someone hacked into the automated e-mail system.

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