A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Puerto Plata in Dominican Republic on Saturday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100049p5. Id of event: us100049p5. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 18.64 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 26/12/15 / 2015-12-26 15:53:37 / December 26, 2015 @ 3:53 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:53:37 / 11:53 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 18.64 km, -70.6807° West, 19.7005° North.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cotuí, Bonao, Constanza. Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 28 km (17 miles) from Santiago de los Caballeros (c. 1 200 000 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Puerto Plata (c. 146 000 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from San Francisco de Macorís (c. 124 800 pop), 56 km (34 miles) from Concepción de La Vega (c. 102 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Bonao (c. 73 300 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Moca (c. 61 800 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 two and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 10 km S of Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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