A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Estero Hondo in Dominican Republic. Exact location of event, longitude -71.1292 West, latitude 19.7819 North, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/05/20 / 2020-05-14 21:03:57 / May 14, 2020 @ 9:03 pm. Unique identifier: us70009ga7. Ids that are associated to the event: us70009ga7. The temblor was picked up at 17:03:57 / 5:03 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tenares, Gaspar Hernández, Jarabacoa. Epicenter of the event was 58 km (36 miles) from Santiago de los Caballeros (c. 1 200 000 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Puerto Plata (c. 146 000 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Concepción de La Vega (c. 102 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Moca (c. 61 800 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Mao (c. 48 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Salcedo (c. 45 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 6 km SE of Estero Hondo, Dominican Republic.
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