A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 14 kilometers (9 miles) from La Romana in Dominican Republic on Saturday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 146.1 km (91 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/05/20 / 2020-05-02 14:36:16 / May 2, 2020 @ 2:36 pm. Event id: us700098t1. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us700098t1. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 10:36:16 / 10:36 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -68.8567 West, latitude 18.4974 North, depth = 146.1 km.
Event epicenter was 47 km (29 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 20 km (13 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Boca Chica (c. 46 300 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop). Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Bayaguana, Sabana de La Mar, Boca Chica.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 14 km ENE of La Romana, Dominican Republic.
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