A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Arroyo Salado in Dominican Republic. Global time and date of event 18/09/19 / 2019-09-18 19:34:52 / September 18, 2019 @ 7:34 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly 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). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:34:52 / 3:34 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -69.8981° West, latitude 19.5217° North, depth = 10 km. Event id: us70005hz7. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70005hz7.
Earthquake epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Santiago de los Caballeros (c. 1 200 000 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Puerto Plata (c. 146 000 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from San Francisco de Macorís (c. 124 800 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Concepción de La Vega (c. 102 400 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Bonao (c. 73 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Moca (c. 61 800 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Salcedo (c. 45 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Villa González, Sabana Iglesia, Río Grande (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 2 km N of Arroyo Salado, Dominican Republic.
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