A minor earthquake magnitude 2.97 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. The temblor was detected at 22:26:30 / 10:26 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 6 km (4 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -68.1143 West, latitude 18.9135 North, depth = 6 km. Unique identifier: pr2020033008. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020033008. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/02/20 / 2020-02-02 03:26:30 / February 2, 2020 @ 3:26 am.
Epicenter of the event was 71 km (44 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda, Punta Cana (min 5000 pop). Nearby 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-three, in the last 10 days fifty-nine, in the past 30 days sixty-four and in the last 365 days one thousand and sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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