A minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from El Puerto in Dominican Republic. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/05/20 / 2020-05-15 18:31:32 / May 15, 2020 @ 6:31 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 86.18 km (54 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -69.389° West, 18.7934° North, depth 86.18 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us70009h2s. Unique identifier: us70009h2s. The 3.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:31:32 / 2:31 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pimentel, San Gregorio de Nigua, San Cristóbal (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Santo Domingo (c. 2 201 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Santo Domingo Oeste (c. 701 300 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Bella Vista (c. 175 700 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from San Cristóbal (c. 154 000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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