A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was reported 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Friday. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:40:42 / 7:40 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -68.401 West, latitude 17.981 North, depth = 86.7 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/03/20 / 2020-03-06 12:40:42 / March 6, 2020 @ 12:40 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 86.7 km (54 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pt20066001. Unique identifier: pt20066001.
Earthquake epicenter was 109 km (68 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 110 km (68 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Cruz de El Seibo, San Pedro de Macorís, Guaymate (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 49 km SSE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic.
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