A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from San Jose de Ocoa in Dominican Republic. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/08/17 / 2017-08-02 21:25:19 / August 2, 2017 @ 9:25 pm. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:25:19 / 5:25 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -70.417 West, latitude 18.613 North, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pt17214001. Unique identifier: pt17214001.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tamboril, Galván, Santiago de los Caballeros. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 47 km (29 miles) from Santo Domingo (c. 2 201 900 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Santiago de los Caballeros (c. 1 200 000 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Santo Domingo Oeste (c. 701 300 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Bella Vista (c. 175 700 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from San Cristóbal (c. 154 000 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from San Francisco de Macorís (c. 124 800 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Concepción de La Vega (c. 102 400 pop).
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. Every 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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