A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from El Puerto in Dominican Republic. The epicenter was at a depth of 93.38 km (58 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -69.4217° West, 18.725° North, depth 93.38 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/07/20 / 2020-07-26 08:53:17 / July 26, 2020 @ 8:53 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000b4bb. Id of event: us6000b4bb. The temblor was reported at 08:53:17 / 8:53 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yaguate, Pimentel, Cambita Garabitos (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 65 km (40 miles) from Santo Domingo (c. 2 201 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Santo Domingo Oeste (c. 701 300 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Bella Vista (c. 175 700 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from San Cristóbal (c. 154 000 pop).
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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 8 km SE of El Puerto, Dominican Republic.
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