A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Friday. Global time and date of event 15/05/20 / 2020-05-15 09:05:59 / May 15, 2020 @ 9:05 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -67.9765° West, 18.6494° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009ghs. Id of event: us70009ghs. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:05:59 / 4:05 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda, Punta Cana. Event epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days thirty-six, in the past 30 days one hundred and ten and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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