2003 Dominican Republic earthquake

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2003 Dominican Republic Earthquake
2003 Dominican Republic earthquake is located in the Dominican Republic
2003 Dominican Republic earthquake
Date September 22, 2003
Magnitude Mw 6.4
Depth 10 km
Epicenter 19°46′37″N 70°40′23″W / 19.777°N 70.673°W / 19.777; -70.673
Casualties 3

Coordinates: 17°59′N 69°20′W / 17.98°N 69.34°W / 17.98; -69.34 On September 22, 2003 at 00:45 local time (04:45 UTC), a magnitude 6.4 Mw earthquake occurred close the northern coast of the Dominican Republic.[1] Its epicenter was located at 19°50′49″N 70°39′58″W / 19.847°N 70.666°W / 19.847; -70.666, near the town of Luperon, Puerto Plata and 40 miles (64 km) north the city of Santiago de los Caballeros.[2] This earthquake could also be felt in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. A research indicated that it was one of a series of westward-propagating earthquakes along the boundary between the North American Plate and the Caribbean Plate.[3]