A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from El Factor in Dominican Republic. The temblor was picked up at 10:47:58 / 10:47 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000achp. Unique identifier: us2000achp. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -69.8668 West, latitude 19.3022 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 28/08/17 / 2017-08-28 14:47:58 / August 28, 2017 @ 2:47 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Quisqueya, Bella Vista, Sabana Iglesia (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 90 km (56 miles) from Santo Domingo (c. 2 201 900 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Santiago de los Caballeros (c. 1 200 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Santo Domingo Oeste (c. 701 300 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Bella Vista (c. 175 700 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from San Francisco de Macorís (c. 124 800 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Concepción de La Vega (c. 102 400 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Bonao (c. 73 300 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 three and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 2 km SE of El Factor, Dominican Republic.
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