A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Salvaleon de Higuey in Dominican Republic. The temblor was reported at 02:37:54 / 2:37 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -68.8531° West, 18.436° North, depth 113 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt19181001, pr2019181008, us700047lg. Id of event: pr2019181008. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 113 km (70 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/06/19 / 2019-06-30 06:37:54 / June 30, 2019 @ 6:37 am.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bayaguana, Sabana de La Mar, El Valle (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 47 km (29 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Boca Chica (c. 46 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days three hundred and thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 16 km SW of Salvaleon de Higuey, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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