A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Samaná in Dominican Republic on Tuesday. Event id: us6000a88y. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020161006, us6000a88y. Exact location of event, longitude -69.0059 West, latitude 19.3297 North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/06/20 / 2020-06-09 03:45:42 / June 9, 2020 @ 3:45 am. The temblor was picked up at 03:45:42 / 3:45 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hato Mayor del Rey, Sánchez, Santa Cruz de El Seibo (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Sabana de La Mar (c. 14 000 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Samaná (c. 11 400 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Sánchez (c. 11 400 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 seven, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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