A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Villa Vasquez in Dominican Republic. Global time and date of event 02/01/16 / 2016-01-02 15:25:41 / January 2, 2016 @ 3:25 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 12.24 km, -71.4771° West, 19.7865° North. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:25:41 / 11:25 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 12.24 km (8 miles). Unique identifier: us10004aw5. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004aw5.
Earthquake epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Santiago de los Caballeros (c. 1 200 000 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Puerto Plata (c. 146 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Okap (c. 134 800 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Mao (c. 48 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Esperanza (c. 42 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Saint-Raphaël (c. 37 700 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Villa Bisonó (c. 33 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sabana Iglesia, Hinche, Santiago de los Caballeros (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Haiti (c. 9 649 000 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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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