A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.53 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. The temblor was reported at 15:56:07 / 3:56 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.899 West, latitude 19.1028 North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 07/05/20 / 2020-05-07 20:56:07 / May 7, 2020 @ 8:56 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: pr2020128005. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020128005. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Punta Cana (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). The epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days fourty-four, in the past 30 days eighty-one and in the last 365 days one thousand and sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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