M 5.2 in Dominican Republic on 15 May 2024 00:30 UTC

Event summary

This earthquake is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Earthquake Magnitude: 5.2M
Depth: 9.9 Km
Lat/Lon: 19.281 , -67.455
Event Date: 15 May 2024 00:30 UTC
14 May 2024 20:30 Local
Exposed Population:
360 thousand in MMI III
Source: PTWC pt24136050
Inserted at: 15 May 2024 00:34 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score
1.1 (Dominican Republic)


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(Rapid Impact)
GDACS score
PTWC 0 0
pt24136050 Scaled population (vector) 0  
  C1 rapid impact 0  
  C2 rapid impact 0  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1571055 0 15 May 2024 00:30 5.2M, 9.9km 3.35 360 thousand (in 100km) 00:04 PTWC
1571057 0 15 May 2024 00:30 4.9M, 22.9km 3.34 480 thousand (in 100km) 00:17 NEIC
1571060 0 15 May 2024 00:30 5.6M, 7km 3.66 80 thousand (in 100km) 00:41 PRICO RS
The episode that generated the alert; the next major evaluations beyond 12 hours will not trigger additional alerts.
The episode that has the last updated information.
* The max MMI detected for sources having shakemaps;
** The population detected in MMI>=7 for episode with shakemap or in a 100km radius;
*** The tsunami max height.

Exposed population

The earthquake happened off shore.

Radius Population
100 km 64000 people
75 km no people
50 km no people
20 km no people
10 km no people
5 km no people
2 km no people

Affected Provinces

Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.


Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Borinquen BQN 72 Civ. Paved Yes 11700 94 km


Name LOCODE Country Distance
Aguadilla PRBQN Puerto Rico 100 km

More information

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