A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, Dominican Republic kilometers (0 miles) from Dominican Republic. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt18340050. Id of event: pt18340050. Exact location of event, depth 98.1 km, -68.871° West, 18.464° North. The temblor was detected at 05:51:50 / 5:51 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 06/12/18 / 2018-12-06 05:51:50 / December 6, 2018 @ 5:51 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 98.1 km (61 miles).
Epicenter of the event was 45 km (28 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Boca Chica (c. 46 300 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop). Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bayaguana, Sabana de La Mar, El Valle.
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days fourty-one and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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