A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from San Jose de Ocoa in Dominican Republic on Wednesday. Exact location of event, depth 24.94 km, -70.4304° West, 18.5333° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24.94 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us10009j2j. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt17214001, us10009j2j. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 17:25:19 / 5:25 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 02/08/17 / 2017-08-02 21:25:19 / August 2, 2017 @ 9:25 pm UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 47 km (29 miles) from Santo Domingo (c. 2 201 900 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Santo Domingo Oeste (c. 701 300 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Bella Vista (c. 175 700 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from San Cristóbal (c. 154 000 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from San Francisco de Macorís (c. 124 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Concepción de La Vega (c. 102 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Juan de Herrera, Villa Riva, San Juan de la Maguana. Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
Did you feel it?
What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 7 km ESE of San Jose de Ocoa, Dominican Republic.
Copyright © 2017 earthquakenewstoday.com All rights reserved.