A light earthquake magnitude 4.02 (ml/mb) strikes 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Thursday. The temblor was picked up at 08:26:38 / 8:26 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -68.5173° West, latitude 18.0668° North, depth = 45 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 45 km (28 miles). 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: 30/04/20 / 2020-04-30 12:26:38 / April 30, 2020 @ 12:26 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020121013, us700097j6. Unique identifier: pr2020121013.
Earthquake epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Guaymate, Otra Banda, Salvaleón de Higüey (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.
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