A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from La Romana in Dominican Republic. Exact time and date of earthquake 02/05/20 / 2020-05-02 14:36:17 / May 2, 2020 @ 2:36 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: pr2020123014. Event ids that are associated: us700098t1, pr2020123014. The temblor was picked up at 10:36:17 / 10:36 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -68.7381° West, 18.8711° North, depth 143 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 143 km (89 miles).
Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 74 km (46 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Los Llanos, Quisqueya, San Pedro de Macorís.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days three hundred and thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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