A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from El Puerto in Dominican Republic. A tsunami warning has been issued near El Puerto in Dominican Republic (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 122 km (76 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00o31lqj. Id of event: at00o31lqj. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:18:19 / 4:18 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -69.425 West, latitude 18.837 North, depth = 122 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/02/16 / 2016-02-24 08:18:19 / February 24, 2016 @ 8:18 am.
The epicenter was 70 km (44 miles) from Santo Domingo (c. 2 201 900 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Santo Domingo Oeste (c. 701 300 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Bella Vista (c. 175 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from San Cristóbal (c. 154 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yaguate, Fantino, Piedra Blanca.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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