A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo in Dominican Republic. The temblor was reported at 08:37:51 / 8:37 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/09/20 / 2020-09-26 08:37:51 / September 26, 2020 @ 8:37 am. Exact location, longitude -68.8927° West, latitude 18.7905° North, depth = 8.19 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 8.19 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us6000c1k6. Event ids that are associated: us6000c1k6.
The epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Boca Chica (c. 46 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Boca Chica, Bayaguana, Los Llanos (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 15 km E of Santa Cruz de El Seibo, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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