A light earthquake magnitude 4.25 (ml/mb) strikes 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Saturday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/02/20 / 2020-02-02 00:11:39 / February 2, 2020 @ 12:11 am. The 4.25-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:11:39 / 7:11 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -67.821° West, 18.8986° North. Id of earthquake: pr2020033002. Event ids that are associated: pr2020033002.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Otra Banda, Aguada, Aguadilla. Epicenter of the event was 71 km (44 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Aguada (c. 4 000 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Rincón (c. 1 500 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-one, in the last 10 days seventy-six, in the past 30 days eighty and in the last 365 days one thousand and eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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: 70 km ENE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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