A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Friday. Exact location of event, longitude -68.4346 West, latitude 17.9797 North, depth = 85.09 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/03/20 / 2020-03-06 12:40:41 / March 6, 2020 @ 12:40 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 85.09 km (53 miles). Event id: us60008b0w. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt20066001, us60008b0w. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:40:41 / 7:40 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 76 km (47 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guaymate, Otra Banda, Salvaleón de Higüey. Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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