A minor earthquake magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. Exact location of earthquake, -68.0092° West, 18.0914° North, depth 71.8 km. Event id: us70009ny4. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009ny4. The 3.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:20:20 / 10:20 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 23/05/20 / 2020-05-23 03:20:20 / May 23, 2020 @ 3:20 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 71.8 km (45 miles).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rincón, San Rafael del Yuma, Punta Cana (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Rincón (c. 1 500 pop).
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 ten, in the past 30 days fifty-two and in the last 365 days four hundred and sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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