A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Monte Plata in Dominican Republic on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -69.7565 West, latitude 18.7989 North, depth = 72.42 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:30:45 / 7:30 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 08/04/19 / 2019-04-08 23:30:45 / April 8, 2019 @ 11:30 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 72.42 km (45 miles). Id of earthquake: us2000kcmq. Event ids that are associated: pt19098050, us2000kcmq.
Event epicenter was 41 km (26 miles) from Santo Domingo (c. 2 201 900 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Santo Domingo Oeste (c. 701 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Bella Vista (c. 175 700 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from San Cristóbal (c. 154 000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Romana, Tenares, Guaymate (min 5000 pop).
Each 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 four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty 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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