A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/02/20 / 2020-02-04 00:10:58 / February 4, 2020 @ 12:10 am. Exact location, longitude -68.214° West, latitude 18.968° North, depth = 5 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: pt20035050. Ids that are associated to the event: pt20035050. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:10:58 / 7:10 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Romana, Guaymate, Santa Cruz de El Seibo. Epicenter of the earthquake was 100 km (62 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Miches (c. 9 300 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seventy-seven, in the past 30 days eighty-two and in the last 365 days one thousand and nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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: 47 km NNE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
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