A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.71 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. The 3.71-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:02:58 / 6:02 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020111020. Unique identifier: pr2020111020. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.2255 West, latitude 18.8575 North, depth = 84 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 84 km (52 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/04/20 / 2020-04-20 11:02:58 / April 20, 2020 @ 11:02 am.
Epicenter of the event was 58 km (36 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santa Cruz de El Seibo, Guaymate, San Rafael del Yuma (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days thirty-three and in the last 365 days nine hundred and six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 35 km NNE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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