A minor earthquake magnitude 3.33 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 101 km (63 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 101 km, -68.006° West, 18.4033° North. Global time and date of event 13/12/20 / 2020-12-13 13:35:39 / December 13, 2020 @ 1:35 pm UTC/GMT. The 3.33-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:35:39 / 1:35 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020348008. Unique identifier: pr2020348008.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rincón, Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda. The epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Rincón (c. 1 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days fourty-three and in the last 365 days six hundred and twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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