A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 21 kilometers (13 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís in Dominican Republic on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -69.1981 West, latitude 18.2904 North, depth = 35 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/10/20 / 2020-10-07 07:14:20 / October 7, 2020 @ 7:14 am. The temblor was detected at 07:14:20 / 7:14 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us6000c6cw. Event ids that are associated: us6000c6cw.
Event epicenter was 22 km (13 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Villa Francisca (c. 50 200 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Boca Chica (c. 46 300 pop). Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Villa Consuelo, San Carlos, Villa Francisca (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 21 km SSE of San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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