A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Thursday. The temblor was reported at 12:38:23 / 12:38 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/06/17 / 2017-06-22 16:38:23 / June 22, 2017 @ 4:38 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009p27. Id of event: us20009p27. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 92.14 km (57 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -68.4177° West, latitude 18.2177° North, depth = 92.14 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Cruz de El Seibo, Guaymate, La Romana (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 26 km SE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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