A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Cevicos in Dominican Republic. A tsunami warning has been issued near Cevicos in Dominican Republic (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/02/17 / 2017-02-27 01:04:51 / February 27, 2017 @ 1:04 am. The temblor was reported at 21:04:51 / 9:04 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 65 km (40 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -70.0789° West, latitude 18.957° North, depth = 65 km. All ids that are associated to the event: at00om0do3. Unique identifier: at00om0do3.
The epicenter was 52 km (32 miles) from Santo Domingo (c. 2 201 900 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Santiago de los Caballeros (c. 1 200 000 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Santo Domingo Oeste (c. 701 300 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Bella Vista (c. 175 700 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from San Cristóbal (c. 154 000 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from San Francisco de Macorís (c. 124 800 pop). Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San José de Las Matas, San Pedro de Macorís, Villa González (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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. 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: 11 km WSW of Cevicos, Dominican Republic.
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