A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey in Dominican Republic on Saturday. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:54:37 / 7:54 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -68.7243° West, 18.5221° North, depth 98.14 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 98.14 km (61 miles). Unique identifier: us6000c54r. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000c54r. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/10/20 / 2020-10-03 07:54:37 / October 3, 2020 @ 7:54 am.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Quisqueya, Hato Mayor del Rey, Miches (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 10 km (7 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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