A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Veragua Arriba in Dominican Republic. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -70.3734 West, latitude 19.5279 North, depth = 22.34 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/12/20 / 2020-12-13 06:07:50 / December 13, 2020 @ 6:07 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us7000cqq8. Event ids that are associated: us7000cqq8. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:07:50 / 6:07 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 22.34 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yamasá, Las Terrenas, Sabana Grande de Boyá. Epicenter of the event was 35 km (22 miles) from Santiago de los Caballeros (c. 1 200 000 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Puerto Plata (c. 146 000 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from San Francisco de Macorís (c. 124 800 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Concepción de La Vega (c. 102 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Bonao (c. 73 300 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Moca (c. 61 800 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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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