A minor earthquake magnitude 3.56 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. Exact location of earthquake, -67.9355° West, 18.1811° North, depth 115 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 115 km (71 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020287011. Id of event: pr2020287011. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/10/20 / 2020-10-13 20:40:54 / October 13, 2020 @ 8:40 pm. The temblor was picked up at 20:40:54 / 8:40 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 67 km (41 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Cabo Rojo (c. 10 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Puerto Real (c. 6 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Añasco (c. 6 100 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Añasco, Cabo Rojo, Mayagüez (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twenty-five, in the past 30 days eighty-five and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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