A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Miches in Dominican Republic. The 3.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:41:46 / 8:41 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -68.9946° West, latitude 19.0453° North, depth = 37 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/04/20 / 2020-04-29 00:41:46 / April 29, 2020 @ 12:41 am. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020120007, us60009eeb. Unique identifier: pr2020120007. The epicenter was at a depth of 37 km (23 miles).
The epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop). Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Punta Cana, San Rafael del Yuma, Bayaguana (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 39 km E of Miches, Dominican Republic.
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