A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from El Valle in Dominican Republic. A tsunami warning has been issued near El Valle in Dominican Republic (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 90 km, -69.351° West, 18.872° North. Id of earthquake: at00ontbn9. Event ids that are associated: at00ontbn9. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/04/17 / 2017-04-03 02:45:09 / April 3, 2017 @ 2:45 am. The temblor was picked up at 22:45:09 / 10:45 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 90 km (56 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 79 km (49 miles) from Santo Domingo (c. 2 201 900 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Santo Domingo Oeste (c. 701 300 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Bella Vista (c. 175 700 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from San Cristóbal (c. 154 000 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Piedra Blanca, Cambita Garabitos, Las Guáranas.
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 sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.
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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: 11 km SSE of El Valle, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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