A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.65 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Otra Banda in Dominican Republic. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020135003. Id of event: pr2020135003. Global time and date of event 14/05/20 / 2020-05-14 10:49:07 / May 14, 2020 @ 10:49 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -68.695 West, latitude 18.7928 North, depth = 151 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 151 km (94 miles). The 3.65-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:49:07 / 6:49 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 73 km (46 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Samaná, Quisqueya, Sabana de La Mar (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days fourty-eight and in the last 365 days three hundred and eighty-two 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.
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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. 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: 16 km NNW of Otra Banda, Dominican Republic.
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