A minor earthquake magnitude 3.74 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from La Romana in Dominican Republic on Friday. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020276008. Unique identifier: pr2020276008. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 158 km (98 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.74-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:44:44 / 2:44 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/10/20 / 2020-10-02 14:44:44 / October 2, 2020 @ 2:44 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -68.9118° West, 18.462° North, depth 158 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sabana de La Mar, Bayaguana, El Valle (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 41 km (25 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Boca Chica (c. 46 300 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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