A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Cabrera in Dominican Republic. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/07/18 / 2018-07-18 05:22:28 / July 18, 2018 @ 5:22 am. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:22:28 / 1:22 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -69.9125° West, 19.6314° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000g7pw. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000g7pw. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 85 km (53 miles) from Santiago de los Caballeros (c. 1 200 000 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Puerto Plata (c. 146 000 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from San Francisco de Macorís (c. 124 800 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Concepción de La Vega (c. 102 400 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Bonao (c. 73 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Moca (c. 61 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Bonao, Monte Plata, Villa González. Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).
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 one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 1 km SSW of Cabrera, Dominican Republic.
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