A minor earthquake magnitude 3.26 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. The temblor was detected at 01:47:14 / 1:47 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/04/20 / 2020-04-23 06:47:14 / April 23, 2020 @ 6:47 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: pr2020114011. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020114011, us60009ads. Exact location, longitude -68.2555° West, latitude 18.9323° North, depth = 6 km.
Event epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Rafael del Yuma, Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days eight hundred and fifty-five 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. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 48 km ENE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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