A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 12 km (7 miles). Global time and date of event 04/02/20 / 2020-02-04 00:10:56 / February 4, 2020 @ 12:10 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 19:10:56 / 7:10 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2020035000. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt20035050, us60007p0v, pr2020035000. Exact location of event, depth 12 km, -68.5781° West, 19.3141° North.
Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hato Mayor del Rey, El Valle, Guaymate (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Sabana de La Mar (c. 14 000 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Samaná (c. 11 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Miches (c. 9 300 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days sixty-three, in the past 30 days sixty-five and in the last 365 days four hundred and eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 38 km NNE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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