A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Salvaleon de Higuey in Dominican Republic. Exact location of event, depth 5 km, -68.78° West, 18.71° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: pt19181001. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt19181001. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/06/19 / 2019-06-30 06:37:52 / June 30, 2019 @ 6:37 am. The temblor was reported at 02:37:52 / 2:37 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Boca Chica, Bayaguana, Samaná. Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 61 km (38 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Boca Chica (c. 46 300 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 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 ten, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days four hundred and fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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