A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Sánchez in Dominican Republic on Monday. The temblor was detected at 09:00:49 / 9:00 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us6000c9dc. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt20293001, us6000c9dc. Exact location of event, longitude -69.5816 West, latitude 19.1128 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 19/10/20 / 2020-10-19 09:00:49 / October 19, 2020 @ 9:00 am UTC/GMT.
Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Santo Domingo (c. 2 201 900 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Santo Domingo Oeste (c. 701 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Bella Vista (c. 175 700 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from San Cristóbal (c. 154 000 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from San Francisco de Macorís (c. 124 800 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Bonao (c. 73 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cambita Garabitos, San Gregorio de Nigua, San Cristóbal (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fourty-two 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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