A minor earthquake magnitude 3.72 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey in Dominican Republic. The 3.72-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:11:17 / 8:11 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 111 km (69 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 15/12/20 / 2020-12-15 20:11:17 / December 15, 2020 @ 8:11 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020350024. Id of event: pr2020350024. Exact location, longitude -68.7996° West, latitude 18.5221° North, depth = 111 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 53 km (33 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Boca Chica (c. 46 300 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sabana de La Mar, Boca Chica, El Valle (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 14 km SW of Salvaleón de Higüey, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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