A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.33 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/02/20 / 2020-02-17 07:41:13 / February 17, 2020 @ 7:41 am. Exact location of event, longitude -67.8545 West, latitude 19.0891 North, depth = 28 km. The temblor was reported at 02:41:13 / 2:41 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020048011. Id of event: pr2020048011. The epicenter was at a depth of 28 km (17 miles).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Punta Cana. Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 81 km (50 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days one hundred and in the last 365 days one thousand and twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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