A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 96 kilometers (60 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt20127001, us70009b9r. Id of event: us70009b9r. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:00:36 / 2:00 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 06/05/20 / 2020-05-06 19:00:36 / May 6, 2020 @ 7:00 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.8392 West, latitude 19.2704 North, depth = 10 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 97 km (60 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Punta Cana.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days fourty-three, in the past 30 days seventy-three and in the last 365 days one thousand and thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 96 km NE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
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