A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Arenoso in Dominican Republic. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -69.841° West, latitude 19.18° North, depth = 10 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:06:28 / 12:06 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: pt20260001. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt20260001. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/09/20 / 2020-09-16 12:06:28 / September 16, 2020 @ 12:06 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santa Cruz de El Seibo, Santiago de los Caballeros, San Gregorio de Nigua (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). The epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Santo Domingo (c. 2 201 900 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Santiago de los Caballeros (c. 1 200 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Santo Domingo Oeste (c. 701 300 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Bella Vista (c. 175 700 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from San Cristóbal (c. 154 000 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from San Francisco de Macorís (c. 124 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Concepción de La Vega (c. 102 400 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 2 km ESE of Arenoso, Dominican Republic.
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