A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Quisqueya in Dominican Republic. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 92.14 km (57 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -69.3792° West, 18.6236° North, depth 92.14 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/01/18 / 2018-01-28 12:19:52 / January 28, 2018 @ 12:19 pm. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:19:52 / 8:19 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000cqmi. Event ids that are associated: us2000cqmi. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Castillo, Cotuí, El Factor (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Santo Domingo (c. 2 201 900 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Santo Domingo Oeste (c. 701 300 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Bella Vista (c. 175 700 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from San Cristóbal (c. 154 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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