A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Sanchez in Dominican Republic. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/08/16 / 2016-08-26 22:08:35 / August 26, 2016 @ 10:08 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 69 km (43 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: at00ocjeub. Ids that are associated to the event: at00ocjeub. The temblor was picked up at 18:08:35 / 6:08 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -69.578 West, latitude 19.262 North, depth = 69 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Sanchez in Dominican Republic (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Moca, Concepción de La Vega, Guaymate. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 95 km (59 miles) from Santo Domingo (c. 2 201 900 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Santo Domingo Oeste (c. 701 300 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Bella Vista (c. 175 700 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from San Francisco de Macorís (c. 124 800 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Concepción de La Vega (c. 102 400 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Bonao (c. 73 300 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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