A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. Exact location of event, depth 117.4 km, -68.063° West, 18.386° North. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:02:22 / 11:02 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/07/19 / 2019-07-28 16:02:22 / July 28, 2019 @ 4:02 pm. Unique identifier: pt19209050. Ids that are associated to the event: pt19209050. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 117.4 km (73 miles).
Epicenter of the event was 96 km (60 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Puerto Real (c. 6 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mayagüez, Guaymate, Puerto Real.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days four hundred and sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 42 km ESE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
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