A minor earthquake magnitude 3.42 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020338001. Id of event: pr2020338001. Global time and date of event 03/12/20 / 2020-12-03 01:16:26 / December 3, 2020 @ 1:16 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 35 km, -68.239° West, 19.0801° North. The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). The 3.42-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:16:26 / 1:16 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda, Punta Cana. Event epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days six hundred and 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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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 57 km NNE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
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