A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from San Pedro de Macoris in Dominican Republic. Id of earthquake: us10008jet. Event ids that are associated: us10008jet. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:24:48 / 6:24 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 57.55 km (36 miles). Global time and date of event 20/04/17 / 2017-04-20 23:24:48 / April 20, 2017 @ 11:24 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 57.55 km, -69.3793° West, 18.1961° North.
Event epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Santo Domingo (c. 2 201 900 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Santo Domingo Oeste (c. 701 300 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Bella Vista (c. 175 700 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from San Cristóbal (c. 154 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cambita Garabitos, Otra Banda, Nizao. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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