A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from El Valle in Dominican Republic. The epicenter was at a depth of 25.91 km (16 miles). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:32:20 / 8:32 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near El Valle in Dominican Republic (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -69.2992 West, latitude 18.9973 North, depth = 25.91 km. Global time and date of event 12/12/15 / 2015-12-12 00:32:20 / December 12, 2015 @ 12:32 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00nz7ytx, us20004gn1. Id of event: us20004gn1.
Earthquake epicenter was 91 km (57 miles) from Santo Domingo (c. 2 201 900 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Santo Domingo Oeste (c. 701 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Bella Vista (c. 175 700 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santo Domingo Oeste, Santo Domingo, San Rafael del Yuma (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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