A minor earthquake magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Otra Banda in Dominican Republic on Saturday. Exact location, longitude -68.6286° West, latitude 18.6245° North, depth = 137 km. Unique identifier: pr2020333007. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020333007. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/11/20 / 2020-11-28 21:57:30 / November 28, 2020 @ 9:57 pm. The 3.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:57:30 / 9:57 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 137 km (85 miles).
Epicenter of the event was 73 km (45 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop), 46 km (29 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 Quisqueya, San Pedro de Macorís, Hato Mayor del Rey.
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days three hundred and fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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