1946 Dominican Republic earthquake
|UTC time||1946-08-04 17:51:10|
|Local date||August 4, 1946|
|Areas affected||Dominican Republic|
|Max. intensity||IX (Violent) |
|Peak acceleration||0.4 g (est) |
The 1946 Dominican Republic earthquake occurred on August 4 at 17:51 UTC near Samaná, Dominican Republic. The mainshock measured 8.1 on the surface wave magnitude scale and an aftershock occurred four days later on August 8 at 13.28 UTC with a magnitude of 7.6. A tsunami was generated by the initial earthquake and caused widespread devastation across Hispaniola. The tsunami was observed in much of the Caribbean and the northwestern Atlantic Ocean.
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