A minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 106.85 km (66 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.1779 West, latitude 18.6333 North, depth = 106.85 km. The 3.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:43:28 / 6:43 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007aye. Id of event: us60007aye. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/01/20 / 2020-01-19 22:43:28 / January 19, 2020 @ 10:43 pm.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Rafael del Yuma, Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eighty-nine and in the last 365 days seven hundred and eighty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 24 km ENE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
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