A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 8 kilometers (5 miles) from San Jose de Ocoa in Dominican Republic on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -70.4917° West, 18.4774° North, depth 17.52 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 17.52 km (11 miles). The temblor was reported at 13:44:33 / 1:44 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/10/17 / 2017-10-29 17:44:33 / October 29, 2017 @ 5:44 pm. Unique identifier: us1000aycn. Ids that are associated to the event: pt17302050, us1000aycn.
Event epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Santo Domingo (c. 2 201 900 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Santo Domingo Oeste (c. 701 300 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Bella Vista (c. 175 700 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from San Cristóbal (c. 154 000 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from San Francisco de Macorís (c. 124 800 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Concepción de La Vega (c. 102 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Santa Cruz de Barahona (c. 77 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tenares, Salcedo, Villa Riva. Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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