A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:40:43 / 7:40 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -68.3765° West, latitude 17.9558° North, depth = 78 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 06/03/20 / 2020-03-06 12:40:43 / March 6, 2020 @ 12:40 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 78 km (48 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt20066001, us60008b0w, pr2020066013. Id of event: pr2020066013.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). The epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Guaymate, Otra Banda, La Romana (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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