A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.92 (ml/mb) was reported 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Santa Barbara de Samana in Dominican Republic on Sunday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/02/20 / 2020-02-02 17:35:05 / February 2, 2020 @ 5:35 pm. Unique identifier: pr2020033026. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020033026. The 3.92-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:35:05 / 12:35 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 36 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.984 West, latitude 19.59 North, depth = 36 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 73 km (45 miles) from Sabana de La Mar (c. 14 000 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Samaná (c. 11 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Sánchez (c. 11 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Miches (c. 9 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Las Terrenas (c. 7 700 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from El Valle (c. 5 700 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was El Valle, Sánchez, Sabana de La Mar (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 56 km NE of Santa Barbara de Samana, Dominican Republic.
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