A minor earthquake magnitude 3.28 (ml/mb) strikes 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Monday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020048041. Id of event: pr2020048041. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/02/20 / 2020-02-17 23:35:09 / February 17, 2020 @ 11:35 pm. The temblor was detected at 18:35:09 / 6:35 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -67.7723° West, latitude 18.9548° North, depth = 23 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 23 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the event was 78 km (49 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Punta Cana. Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days one hundred and one and in the last 365 days one thousand and thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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