A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Altamira in Dominican Republic on Saturday. The epicenter was at a depth of 29.09 km (18 miles). Exact location of event, depth 29.09 km, -70.7697° West, 19.6333° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100042c2. Id of event: us100042c2. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/11/15 / 2015-11-29 03:40:18 / November 29, 2015 @ 3:40 am. The temblor was reported at 23:40:18 / 11:40 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 22 km (13 miles) from Santiago de los Caballeros (c. 1 200 000 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Puerto Plata (c. 146 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from San Francisco de Macorís (c. 124 800 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Concepción de La Vega (c. 102 400 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Bonao (c. 73 300 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Moca (c. 61 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Loma de Cabrera, Bonao, Pimentel (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 9 km ESE of Altamira, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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