A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Salvaleon de Higuey in Dominican Republic. The temblor was detected at 10:45:51 / 10:45 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 34 km (21 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/03/20 / 2020-03-22 14:45:51 / March 22, 2020 @ 2:45 pm. Exact location of event, depth 34 km, -68.5521° West, 19.4828° North. Id of earthquake: pr2020082016. Event ids that are associated: pr2020082016, us70008e2g.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 76 km (47 miles) from Miches (c. 9 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Miches. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).
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 four, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days three hundred and thirty-one 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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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 19 km NW of Salvaleon de Higuey, Dominican Republic.
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