A minor earthquake magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) strikes 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Estero Hondo in Dominican Republic on Thursday. Id of earthquake: us70009fv8. Event ids that are associated: us70009fv8. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 14/05/20 / 2020-05-14 05:47:07 / May 14, 2020 @ 5:47 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -71.2391° West, 19.8716° North. The 3.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:47:07 / 1:47 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 73 km (46 miles) from Santiago de los Caballeros (c. 1 200 000 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Puerto Plata (c. 146 000 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Mao (c. 48 300 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Esperanza (c. 42 200 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Villa Bisonó (c. 33 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Tamboril (c. 23 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Trou du Nord, San Víctor Arriba, Licey al Medio.
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 8 km NW of Estero Hondo, Dominican Republic.
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