A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.99 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. Exact location of earthquake, -67.807° West, 18.8573° North, depth 16 km. The temblor was detected at 19:26:25 / 7:26 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2020339010. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020339010. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/12/20 / 2020-12-04 19:26:25 / December 4, 2020 @ 7:26 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 16 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquake epicenter was 70 km (43 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Punta Cana (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 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 thirteen, in the past 30 days thirty-five and in the last 365 days six hundred and eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 69 km ENE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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