A minor earthquake magnitude 3.48 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. Exact location of earthquake, -68.5423° West, 18.091° North, depth 94 km. Unique identifier: pr2020225007. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020225007. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 94 km (58 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/08/20 / 2020-08-12 23:45:32 / August 12, 2020 @ 11:45 pm. The temblor was reported at 23:45:32 / 11:45 pm (local time epicenter).
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 Guaymate, Otra Banda, Salvaleón de Higüey. The epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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