A light earthquake with magnitude 4.16 (ml/mb) was reported 4 kilometers (2 miles) from La Romana in Dominican Republic on Monday. The temblor was reported at 07:15:57 / 7:15 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020279006. Id of event: pr2020279006. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.9628 West, latitude 18.4695 North, depth = 101 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 101 km (63 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/10/20 / 2020-10-05 07:15:57 / October 5, 2020 @ 7:15 am.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Samaná, Sabana de La Mar, Bayaguana (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Event epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 5 km (3 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Boca Chica (c. 46 300 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 4 km NNE of La Romana, Dominican Republic.
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