A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Otra Banda in Dominican Republic. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 138 km (86 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.721 West, latitude 18.678 North, depth = 138 km. Global time and date of event 02/05/20 / 2020-05-02 05:40:11 / May 2, 2020 @ 5:40 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: pr2020123006. Event ids that are associated: pr2020123006. The temblor was reported at 01:40:11 / 1:40 am (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 65 km (41 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 7 km (4 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was El Valle, Quisqueya, San Pedro de Macorís.
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days three hundred and eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 6 km WNW of Otra Banda, Dominican Republic.
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