A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from San Cristobal in Dominican Republic. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/05/16 / 2016-05-19 13:12:11 / May 19, 2016 @ 1:12 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -70.0926° West, latitude 18.4641° North, depth = 67.5 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 67.5 km (42 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us10005ifk. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005ifk. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:12:11 / 9:12 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 12 km (7 miles) from Santo Domingo (c. 2 201 900 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Santo Domingo Oeste (c. 701 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Bella Vista (c. 175 700 pop), 5 km (3 miles) from San Cristóbal (c. 154 000 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Bonao (c. 73 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Jarabacoa, Yayas de Viajama, Constanza.
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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 5 km N of San Cristobal, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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