A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Jamao al Norte in Dominican Republic on Thursday. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:06:02 / 9:06 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 05/05/17 / 2017-05-05 01:06:02 / May 5, 2017 @ 1:06 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008pjb. Id of event: us10008pjb. Exact location of event, depth 33.59 km, -70.4508° West, 19.5656° North. The epicenter was at a depth of 33.59 km (21 miles).
Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Piedra Blanca, Constanza, Monción (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 29 km (18 miles) from Santiago de los Caballeros (c. 1 200 000 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Puerto Plata (c. 146 000 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from San Francisco de Macorís (c. 124 800 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Concepción de La Vega (c. 102 400 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Bonao (c. 73 300 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Moca (c. 61 800 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 7 km S of Jamao al Norte, Dominican Republic.
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