A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Los Llanos in Dominican Republic. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/02/17 / 2017-02-16 12:51:54 / February 16, 2017 @ 12:51 pm. A tsunami warning has been issued near Los Llanos in Dominican Republic (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -69.427° West, latitude 18.667° North, depth = 113 km. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:51:54 / 8:51 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 113 km (70 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: at00olgx2i. Event ids that are associated: at00olgx2i.
Earthquake epicenter was 62 km (39 miles) from Santo Domingo (c. 2 201 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Santo Domingo Oeste (c. 701 300 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Bella Vista (c. 175 700 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from San Cristóbal (c. 154 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Piedra Blanca, Nizao, Pimentel. Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every 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 sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 8 km NE of Los Llanos, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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