A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) strikes 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Sunday. The 3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:22:00 / 8:22 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 02/02/20 / 2020-02-02 13:22:00 / February 2, 2020 @ 1:22 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020033051. Id of event: pr2020033051. Exact location, longitude -67.886° West, latitude 19.0781° North, depth = 10 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Punta Cana (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-six, in the last 10 days seventy-two, in the past 30 days seventy-six and in the last 365 days one thousand and fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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