A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) was reported 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Tuesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 93.47 km (58 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.0566 West, latitude 18.2384 North, depth = 93.47 km. Unique identifier: us60009ec4. Ids that are associated to the event: us60009ec4. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/04/20 / 2020-04-28 22:33:36 / April 28, 2020 @ 10:33 pm. The temblor was reported at 17:33:36 / 5:33 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 80 km (50 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Rincón (c. 1 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rincón, Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days thirty-one and in the last 365 days four hundred and eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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