A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.92 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 3.92-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:20:20 / 10:20 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/05/20 / 2020-05-23 03:20:20 / May 23, 2020 @ 3:20 am. Exact location of earthquake, -68.0686° West, 18.104° North, depth 68 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 68 km (42 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020144005, us70009ny4. Id of event: pr2020144005.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda, San Rafael del Yuma (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days fourty and in the last 365 days three hundred and fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.
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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: 68 km SE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
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