A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey in Dominican Republic. Exact location, longitude -69.3232° West, latitude 18.7456° North, depth = 92.8 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00ontbn9, pr17093000, us10008e09. Id of event: us10008e09. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 92.8 km (58 miles). The temblor was detected at 22:45:09 / 10:45 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Hato Mayor del Rey in Dominican Republic (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/04/17 / 2017-04-03 02:45:09 / April 3, 2017 @ 2:45 am.
The epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Santo Domingo (c. 2 201 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Santo Domingo Oeste (c. 701 300 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Bella Vista (c. 175 700 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from San Cristóbal (c. 154 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Punta Cana, Cambita Garabitos, Pimentel.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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