A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Sosua in Dominican Republic on Wednesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/03/17 / 2017-03-16 00:54:55 / March 16, 2017 @ 12:54 am. Exact location of event, longitude -70.366 West, latitude 20.202 North, depth = 1 km. Id of earthquake: at00omvujj. Event ids that are associated: at00omvujj. A tsunami warning has been issued near Sosua in Dominican Republic (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 19:54:55 / 7:54 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 1 km (1 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the event was 90 km (56 miles) from Santiago de los Caballeros (c. 1 200 000 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Puerto Plata (c. 146 000 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Moca (c. 61 800 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Salcedo (c. 45 300 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Esperanza (c. 42 200 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Villa Bisonó (c. 33 100 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Tamboril (c. 23 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Esperanza, Tenares, Salcedo (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. 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: 50 km NNE of Sosua, Dominican Republic.
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