Moderate 5.2 Magnitude Earthquake Jolts Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 19.7079S, -71.2905W

A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Villa Elisa in Dominican Republic. Exact location of event, longitude -71.2905 West, latitude 19.7079 North, depth = 14.02 km. 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 14.02 km (9 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/09/18 / 2018-09-23 05:45:50 / September 23, 2018 @ 5:45 am. Event id: us2000hiw5. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000hiw5. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:45:50 / 1:45 am (local time epicenter).

Earthquake epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Santiago de los Caballeros (c. 1 200 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Puerto Plata (c. 146 000 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Okap (c. 134 800 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Concepción de La Vega (c. 102 400 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from San Juan de la Maguana (c. 73 000 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Moca (c. 61 800 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Mao (c. 48 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Haiti (c. 9 649 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mayisad, Gaspar Hernández, Constanza (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2018/09/23/moderate-earthquake-5-2-mag-3-km-nw-of-villa-elisa-dominican-republic/

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