A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 103 km NE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (64 miles). The temblor was picked up at 16:30:44 / 4:30 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -67.7488° West, latitude 19.4475° North, depth = 9 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/05/20 / 2020-05-06 21:30:44 / May 6, 2020 @ 9:30 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009bdv, pr2020127014. Id of event: pr2020127014.
In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days fourty-four, in the past 30 days seventy-four and in the last 365 days one thousand and ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 103 km NE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
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