A minor earthquake magnitude 3.79 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. The temblor was picked up at 17:33:35 / 5:33 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2020119023. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020119023, us60009ec4. Exact location of earthquake, -68.0741° West, 18.326° North, depth 108 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 108 km (67 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/04/20 / 2020-04-28 22:33:35 / April 28, 2020 @ 10:33 pm.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda, San Rafael del Yuma (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 74 km (46 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days thirty-five and in the last 365 days four hundred and sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: 52 km SE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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