A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Villa Riva in Dominican Republic on Wednesday. Global time and date of event 16/09/20 / 2020-09-16 12:06:28 / September 16, 2020 @ 12:06 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 12:06:28 / 12:06 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us7000bnw9. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt20260001, us7000bnw9. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 18.79 km (12 miles). Exact location of event, depth 18.79 km, -69.9048° West, 19.155° North.
The epicenter was 73 km (46 miles) from Santo Domingo (c. 2 201 900 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Santiago de los Caballeros (c. 1 200 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Santo Domingo Oeste (c. 701 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Bella Vista (c. 175 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from San Cristóbal (c. 154 000 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from San Francisco de Macorís (c. 124 800 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Concepción de La Vega (c. 102 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yaguate, San José de Ocoa, Constanza.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twelve 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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