A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Arroyo Salado in Dominican Republic. The temblor was picked up at 02:53:53 / 2:53 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -69.8578 West, latitude 19.4723 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us70005h9p. Unique identifier: us70005h9p. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/09/19 / 2019-09-16 06:53:53 / September 16, 2019 @ 6:53 am.
Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Santiago de los Caballeros (c. 1 200 000 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from San Francisco de Macorís (c. 124 800 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Concepción de La Vega (c. 102 400 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Bonao (c. 73 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Moca (c. 61 800 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Salcedo (c. 45 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santiago de los Caballeros, Piedra Blanca, Bayaguana.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 5 km SE of Arroyo Salado, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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