A minor earthquake magnitude 3.96 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Samaná in Dominican Republic. Id of earthquake: pr2020270026. Event ids that are associated: us6000c1k6, pr2020270026. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 46 km (29 miles). The temblor was reported at 08:37:50 / 8:37 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.95 West, latitude 19.6703 North, depth = 46 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/09/20 / 2020-09-26 08:37:50 / September 26, 2020 @ 8:37 am.
Earthquake epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Sabana de La Mar (c. 14 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Samaná (c. 11 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Sánchez (c. 11 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Miches (c. 9 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Las Terrenas (c. 7 700 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from El Valle (c. 5 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was El Valle, Sánchez, Sabana de La Mar (min 5000 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 five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 65 km NE of Samaná, Dominican Republic.
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