A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from El Puerto in Dominican Republic on Wednesday. Global time and date of event 24/02/16 / 2016-02-24 08:18:20 / February 24, 2016 @ 8:18 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 95.13 km (59 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has been issued near El Puerto in Dominican Republic (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00o31lqj, us10004saw. Id of event: us10004saw. The temblor was picked up at 04:18:20 / 4:18 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -69.4339 West, latitude 18.7292 North, depth = 95.13 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nizao, Las Guáranas, Piedra Blanca. Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Santo Domingo (c. 2 201 900 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Santo Domingo Oeste (c. 701 300 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Bella Vista (c. 175 700 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from San Cristóbal (c. 154 000 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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