A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Sabana de La Mar in Dominican Republic on Friday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -69.2375 West, latitude 19.0342 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 22:18:44 / 10:18 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10007mf9. Ids that are associated to the event: us10007mf9. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/12/16 / 2016-12-24 02:18:44 / December 24, 2016 @ 2:18 am.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pimentel, Villa Consuelo, San Carlos. Epicenter of the event was 64 km (40 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Boca Chica (c. 46 300 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Nagua (c. 33 900 pop). Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 16 km E of Sabana de La Mar, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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