A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Cevicos in Dominican Republic on Sunday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -70.0129 West, latitude 18.9664 North, depth = 60.29 km. The temblor was picked up at 21:04:51 / 9:04 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 60.29 km (37 miles). Unique identifier: us20008mkq. Ids that are associated to the event: at00om0do3, us20008mkq. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/02/17 / 2017-02-27 01:04:51 / February 27, 2017 @ 1:04 am. A tsunami warning has been issued near Cevicos in Dominican Republic (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Azua, San Pedro de Macorís, Peralta (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 52 km (32 miles) from Santo Domingo (c. 2 201 900 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Santiago de los Caballeros (c. 1 200 000 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Santo Domingo Oeste (c. 701 300 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Bella Vista (c. 175 700 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from San Cristóbal (c. 154 000 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from San Francisco de Macorís (c. 124 800 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 5 km SW of Cevicos, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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