A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.95 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. Event id: pr2020032011. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020032011. Global time and date of event 01/02/20 / 2020-02-01 07:08:23 / February 1, 2020 @ 7:08 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 29 km (18 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -68.0763 West, latitude 19.1793 North, depth = 29 km. The 2.95-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:08:23 / 2:08 am (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop). Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Punta Cana (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days thirty-six, in the past 30 days fourty-two and in the last 365 days nine hundred and ninety-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 74 km NNE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
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