A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Sosua in Dominican Republic on Wednesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/03/17 / 2017-03-16 00:54:58 / March 16, 2017 @ 12:54 am. Exact location, longitude -70.4312° West, latitude 20.0886° North, depth = 16.99 km. The temblor was picked up at 19:54:58 / 7:54 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us20008sed. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008sed, at00omvujj. A tsunami warning has been issued near Sosua in Dominican Republic (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 16.99 km (11 miles).
Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sabana Iglesia, Mao, San Francisco de Macorís. The epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Santiago de los Caballeros (c. 1 200 000 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Puerto Plata (c. 146 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from San Francisco de Macorís (c. 124 800 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Moca (c. 61 800 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Mao (c. 48 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Salcedo (c. 45 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 36 km NNE of Sosua, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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