A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Saturday. The temblor was detected at 20:02:56 / 8:02 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -68.7442° West, latitude 18.1794° North, depth = 139.15 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/11/20 / 2020-11-07 20:02:56 / November 7, 2020 @ 8:02 pm. Event id: us7000cbwy. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cbwy. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 139.15 km (86 miles).
Event epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Cruz de El Seibo, San Pedro de Macorís, Punta Cana.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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