A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Salvaleon de Higuey in Dominican Republic on Saturday. Global time and date of event 04/08/18 / 2018-08-04 11:42:14 / August 4, 2018 @ 11:42 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt18216050. Id of event: pt18216050. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 185.2 km (115 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -68.798 West, latitude 18.63 North, depth = 185.2 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:42:14 / 7:42 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Boca Chica (c. 46 300 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bayaguana, Boca Chica, Samaná (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-nine and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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