A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Salvaleon de Higuey in Dominican Republic. Id of earthquake: us700047lg. Event ids that are associated: pt19181001, us700047lg. Exact location of event, longitude -68.8189 West, latitude 18.504 North, depth = 106.45 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 30/06/19 / 2019-06-30 06:37:54 / June 30, 2019 @ 6:37 am UTC/GMT. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:37:54 / 2:37 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 106.45 km (66 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 51 km (31 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Boca Chica (c. 46 300 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Bayaguana, Sabana de La Mar, Boca Chica (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days three hundred and seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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