A minor earthquake magnitude 2.91 (ml/mb) strikes 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Saturday. The 2.91-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:19:10 / 7:19 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -67.9831 West, latitude 19.1046 North, depth = 5 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Event id: pr2020033012. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020033012. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/02/20 / 2020-02-02 00:19:10 / February 2, 2020 @ 12:19 am.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Punta Cana (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 73 km (45 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-six, in the last 10 days sixty, in the past 30 days sixty-four and in the last 365 days one thousand and fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 72 km NE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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