A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.33 (ml/mb) was reported 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Sunday. The temblor was reported at 19:01:40 / 7:01 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 29/11/20 / 2020-11-29 19:01:40 / November 29, 2020 @ 7:01 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 19 km, -67.9483° West, 18.5108° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020334012. Id of event: pr2020334012. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 19 km (12 miles).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aguada, Salvaleón de Higüey, San Rafael del Yuma (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Aguada (c. 4 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days thirty-eight and in the last 365 days seven hundred and seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 48 km E of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
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