A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Wednesday. The temblor was reported at 17:45:12 / 5:45 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -68.156° West, latitude 18.256° North, depth = 76.6 km. Event id: pt20309050. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt20309050. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/11/20 / 2020-11-04 17:45:12 / November 4, 2020 @ 5:45 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 76.6 km (48 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rincón, Guaymate, La Romana (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 88 km (55 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Rincón (c. 1 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days four hundred and twenty-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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