A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.0373 West, latitude 18.0793 North, depth = 37.54 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt17199001, us20009xbm. Id of event: us20009xbm. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/07/17 / 2017-07-18 07:09:43 / July 18, 2017 @ 7:09 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 02:09:43 / 2:09 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 37.54 km (23 miles).
Epicenter of the event was 93 km (57 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Cabo Rojo (c. 10 800 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Puerto Real (c. 6 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cabo Rojo, Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days two hundred and five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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