A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from El Puerto in Dominican Republic. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 105.91 km (66 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -69.3977 West, latitude 18.7828 North, depth = 105.91 km. Global time and date of event 16/02/17 / 2017-02-16 12:51:55 / February 16, 2017 @ 12:51 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us20008k7r. Ids that are associated to the event: at00olgx2i, us20008k7r. A tsunami warning has been issued near El Puerto in Dominican Republic (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:51:55 / 8:51 am (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Piedra Blanca, Las Guáranas, Yaguate (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 70 km (43 miles) from Santo Domingo (c. 2 201 900 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Santo Domingo Oeste (c. 701 300 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Bella Vista (c. 175 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from San Cristóbal (c. 154 000 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop).
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 two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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