A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.0453 West, latitude 18.2437 North, depth = 108.13 km. The temblor was detected at 15:48:56 / 3:48 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us70008ery. Ids that are associated to the event: us70008ery. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/03/20 / 2020-03-23 20:48:56 / March 23, 2020 @ 8:48 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 108.13 km (67 miles).
Epicenter of the event was 53 km (33 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Rafael del Yuma, Punta Cana (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 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 twenty-nine and in the last 365 days four hundred and twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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