A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 79 km (49 miles). Exact location of event, depth 79 km, -68.2286° West, 18.0815° North. Unique identifier: pr2020309007. Ids that are associated to the event: pt20309050, us7000cadd, pr2020309007. Global time and date of event 04/11/20 / 2020-11-04 17:45:11 / November 4, 2020 @ 5:45 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:45:11 / 5:45 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Romana, Otra Banda, Salvaleón de Higüey (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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