A minor earthquake magnitude 3.51 (ml/mb) strikes 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Saturday. The temblor was reported at 13:26:03 / 1:26 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 05/12/20 / 2020-12-05 13:26:03 / December 5, 2020 @ 1:26 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 43 km (27 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -68.2048 West, latitude 19.2723 North, depth = 43 km. Unique identifier: pr2020340007. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020340007.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 80 km (49 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Punta Cana.
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days five hundred and ninety-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 79 km NNE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
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