A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.06 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. Exact location of event, depth 26 km, -67.8468° West, 18.9781° North. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/02/20 / 2020-02-02 00:33:02 / February 2, 2020 @ 12:33 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 26 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: pr2020033025. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020033025. The temblor was detected at 19:33:02 / 7:33 pm (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Event epicenter was 73 km (46 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Punta Cana (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes 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 thirty-two, in the last 10 days sixty-six, in the past 30 days seventy and in the last 365 days one thousand and sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 73 km NE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
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