A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/10/20 / 2020-10-28 18:58:40 / October 28, 2020 @ 6:58 pm. The temblor was reported at 18:58:40 / 6:58 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 129 km (80 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -68.4595° West, 18.2106° North, depth 129 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020302021. Id of event: pr2020302021.
Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Event epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Cruz de El Seibo, Guaymate, La Romana (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 one, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 24 km SE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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