A minor earthquake magnitude 3.22 (ml/mb) strikes 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.0608 West, latitude 19.218 North, depth = 34 km. The temblor was detected at 15:19:54 / 3:19 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/03/20 / 2020-03-06 20:19:54 / March 6, 2020 @ 8:19 pm. Event id: pr2020066022. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020066022. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 34 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 79 km (49 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Punta Cana (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days thirty-six and in the last 365 days one thousand and three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 79 km NNE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
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