A light earthquake magnitude 4.03 (ml/mb) strikes 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Saturday. Exact time and date of earthquake 26/01/20 / 2020-01-26 02:48:47 / January 26, 2020 @ 2:48 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.03-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:48:47 / 9:48 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020026002, us60007g5b. Unique identifier: pr2020026002. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -68.3823° West, 17.9435° North, depth 12 km.
The epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Otra Banda, La Romana, Salvaleón de Higüey (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and six 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 66 km SE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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