A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.65 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. Unique identifier: pr2020114020. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020114020. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/04/20 / 2020-04-23 19:31:30 / April 23, 2020 @ 7:31 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 14:31:30 / 2:31 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 59 km (37 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.1303 West, latitude 19.1535 North, depth = 59 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 70 km (43 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Otra Banda, Punta Cana (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days twenty-seven, in the past 30 days thirty-eight and in the last 365 days one thousand and fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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