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Dominican Republic Quake Report

Posted by feww on April 3, 2010

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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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Mag 7.1 Offshore Quake Rattles Honduras

Posted by feww on May 28, 2009

Magnitude 7.1 Strikes Offshore Honduras

Magnitude 7.1 quake struck offshore Honduras, killing at least one person at La Lima and damaging several buildings Thursday.  The quake was felt throughout Honduras as well as  in Belize, where several buildings were also  damaged or destroyed, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico and Nicaragua.

Seiche in swimming pools reported at La Ceiba and Roatan, USGS Felt Report said. No tsunami warning was issued.

The mainshock was followed by a 4.8 Mw aftershock, about 40 minutes later.

us2009heak Honduras
Location Map. 10-degree Map Centered at 15°N,85°W [USGS]

Earthquake Details:

Magnitude 7.1

  • Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 08:24:45 UTC
  • Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 03:24:45 AM at epicenter

Location: 16.729°N, 86.212°W
Depth: 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program

  • 125 km (75 miles) NNE of La Ceiba, Honduras
  • 220 km (135 miles) N of TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras
  • 310 km (195 miles) NNE of TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras
  • 1185 km (730 miles) SSW of Miami, Florida

Location Uncertainty: horizontal +/- 4.3 km (2.7 miles); depth fixed by location program
Parameters: NST=290, Nph=290, Dmin=316.9 km, Rmss=1.15 sec, Gp= 36°,  M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=8

Event ID us2009heak


NOAA/NWS/West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center

A strong earthquake has occurred, but a tsunami IS NOT expected along the coasts of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, U.S. Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico states, and Eastern Canadian provinces. NO tsunami warning, watch or advisory is in effect for these areas.

Based on the earthquake location, magnitude, and historic tsunami records, a damaging tsunami IS NOT expected along the Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, U.S. Atlantic, Eastern Canadian and Gulf of Mexico coasts. Earthquakes of this size can generate destructive tsunamis along the coast near the epicenter. Authorities in the epicentral region should be aware of this possibility and take appropriate action.

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Costa Rica Hit by Magnitude 6.1 Quake

Posted by feww on January 9, 2009

A Magnitude 6.1 Earthquake Struck Costa Rica Near San Jose

UPDATE – January 10, 2009

The official count of confirmed deaths rose to 15 with up to 60 people still missing and dozens of others injured.


According to the authorities two children were killed by a landslide near the epicenter some 35 km NNW of the capital, San Jose.

“Panoramic view of San José Downtown.” Author: Jorge Rodríguez;  photo taken April 20th., 2006. Licensed under the GFDL by the author; Released under the GNU Free Documentation License.

According to AFP and Reuters, the strong quake shattered windows and interrupted power and cell phone service in parts of the capital, where residents reported damage to buildings and roads.

10-degree map of epicenter centered at 10°N,85°W and map of earthquake location – Credit: USGS

This Earthquake

Magnitude: 6.1

  • Thursday, January 08, 2009 at 19:21:36 UTC
  • Thursday, January 08, 2009 at 01:21:36 PM at epicenter

Location: 10.221°N, 84.207°W
Depth: 14 km (8.7 miles) set by location program

  • 35 km (20 miles) NNW of SAN JOSE, Costa Rica
  • 75 km (45 miles) ENE of Puntarenas, Costa Rica
  • 115 km (75 miles) SSE of San Carlos, Nicaragua
  • 1770 km (1100 miles) SSW of Miami, Florida

Location Uncertainty: horizontal +/- 7 km (4.3 miles); depth fixed by location program
Event ID: us2009bpba

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