A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Sánchez in Dominican Republic. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/10/20 / 2020-10-19 09:00:48 / October 19, 2020 @ 9:00 am. Exact location of event, longitude -69.579 West, latitude 19.147 North, depth = 7.1 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7.1 km (4 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 09:00:48 / 9:00 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pt20293001. Ids that are associated to the event: pt20293001.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 84 km (52 miles) from Santo Domingo (c. 2 201 900 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Santo Domingo Oeste (c. 701 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 102 km (64 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Bella Vista (c. 175 700 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from San Cristóbal (c. 154 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from San Francisco de Macorís (c. 124 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Moca, La Romana, Cambita Garabitos (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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