A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Saturday. Exact time and date of earthquake 02/02/20 / 2020-02-02 02:08:10 / February 2, 2020 @ 2:08 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007mhj. Id of event: us60007mhj. Exact location of earthquake, -67.8488° West, 18.9433° North, depth 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:08:10 / 9:08 pm (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Punta Cana (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty, in the last 10 days fifty-five, in the past 30 days fifty-nine and in the last 365 days one thousand and fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 70 km NE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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