A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Palmar de Ocoa in Dominican Republic on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has been issued near Palmar de Ocoa in Dominican Republic (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:38:15 / 8:38 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: at00nyecfr. Event ids that are associated: at00nyecfr. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -70.522 West, latitude 18.373 North, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 26/11/15 / 2015-11-26 00:38:15 / November 26, 2015 @ 12:38 am UTC/GMT.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bayaguana, Villa Jaragua, Pimentel. Event epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from Santo Domingo (c. 2 201 900 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Santo Domingo Oeste (c. 701 300 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Bella Vista (c. 175 700 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from San Cristóbal (c. 154 000 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Concepción de La Vega (c. 102 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Santa Cruz de Barahona (c. 77 200 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Bonao (c. 73 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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