A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.32 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. Exact location of earthquake, -68.013° West, 19.1566° North, depth 7 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7 km (4 miles). The 3.32-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:08:09 / 9:08 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 02/02/20 / 2020-02-02 02:08:09 / February 2, 2020 @ 2:08 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us60007mhj, pr2020033014. Unique identifier: pr2020033014.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Punta Cana (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-seven, in the last 10 days sixty-one, in the past 30 days sixty-five and in the last 365 days one thousand and thirty-two 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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