A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Miches in Dominican Republic. Unique identifier: pr16318001. Ids that are associated to the event: at00ogk60b, pr16318001, us1000776y. The temblor was picked up at 22:09:43 / 10:09 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/11/16 / 2016-11-13 02:09:43 / November 13, 2016 @ 2:09 am. A tsunami warning has been issued near Miches in Dominican Republic (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14.3 km (9 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -68.9199° West, 19.281° North, depth 14.3 km.
Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 99 km (62 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Nagua (c. 33 900 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Pedro de Macorís, Sabana Grande de Boyá, San Rafael del Yuma.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 33 km NE of Miches, Dominican Republic.
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