A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.33 (ml/mb) was reported 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Thursday. Exact location of event, depth 2 km, -68.026° West, 18.1918° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020352009. Id of event: pr2020352009. The temblor was reported at 17:43:29 / 5:43 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 2 km (1 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/12/20 / 2020-12-17 17:43:29 / December 17, 2020 @ 5:43 pm.
The epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Rafael del Yuma, Punta Cana (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days fourty-one and in the last 365 days six hundred and twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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