A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.42 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.9896 West, latitude 18.9493 North, depth = 71 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 71 km (44 miles). The temblor was picked up at 04:06:01 / 4:06 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020136016, us70009ghs. Unique identifier: pr2020136016. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/05/20 / 2020-05-15 09:06:01 / May 15, 2020 @ 9:06 am.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Otra Banda, Punta Cana (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop). Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days thirty-five, in the past 30 days one hundred and nine and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 45 km E of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
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