A minor earthquake magnitude 3.48 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 5 km, -68.0738° West, 18.1991° North. Exact time and date of earthquake 08/05/20 / 2020-05-08 19:55:11 / May 8, 2020 @ 7:55 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020129010. Id of event: pr2020129010. The temblor was detected at 14:55:11 / 2:55 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda, San Rafael del Yuma (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 81 km (51 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days thirty-six, in the past 30 days fifty-five and in the last 365 days four hundred and twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 54 km SE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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