A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.95 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, Dominican Republic region kilometers (0 miles) from Dominican Republic region. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/07/20 / 2020-07-12 21:11:40 / July 12, 2020 @ 9:11 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -68.843° West, 19.2231° North, depth 15 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 15 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000amfn, pr2020194008. Id of event: pr2020194008. The temblor was reported at 21:11:40 / 9:11 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Sabana de La Mar (c. 14 000 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Samaná (c. 11 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Las Terrenas, Guaymate, Salvaleón de Higüey.
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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