A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Estero Hondo in Dominican Republic. Exact location, longitude -71.2507° West, latitude 19.7818° North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009lc0. Id of event: us70009lc0. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 23:22:12 / 11:22 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/05/20 / 2020-05-20 03:22:12 / May 20, 2020 @ 3:22 am.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Moca, Trou du Nord, San Víctor Arriba (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 69 km (43 miles) from Santiago de los Caballeros (c. 1 200 000 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Puerto Plata (c. 146 000 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Moca (c. 61 800 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Mao (c. 48 300 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Esperanza (c. 42 200 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Villa Bisonó (c. 33 100 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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