A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.15 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/09/20 / 2020-09-26 11:37:32 / September 26, 2020 @ 11:37 am. The 3.15-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:37:32 / 11:37 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 141 km (88 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.7448 West, latitude 18.2013 North, depth = 141 km. Event id: pr2020270018. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c1l8, pr2020270018.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Quisqueya, Santa Cruz de El Seibo, San Pedro de Macorís. Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 56 km (34 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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