A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from La Romana in Dominican Republic. Exact location of earthquake, -68.965° West, 17.99° North, depth 20.6 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 20.6 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: pt17255000. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt17255000. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:07:19 / 9:07 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 12/09/17 / 2017-09-12 02:07:19 / September 12, 2017 @ 2:07 am UTC/GMT.
Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Boca Chica (c. 46 300 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hato Mayor del Rey, Los Llanos, Punta Cana.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 48 km S of La Romana, Dominican Republic.
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