A minor earthquake magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 117 km NE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (73 miles). The 3.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:42:50 / 12:42 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -67.7431° West, 19.441° North, depth 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/12/20 / 2020-12-16 00:42:50 / December 16, 2020 @ 12:42 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: pr2020351002. Event ids that are associated: us7000crep, pr2020351002.
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days thirty-one and in the last 365 days five hundred and seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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