A minor earthquake magnitude 3.36 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 7 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 18:25:28 / 6:25 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/12/20 / 2020-12-20 18:25:28 / December 20, 2020 @ 6:25 pm. Unique identifier: pr2020355008. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020355008. Exact location of event, longitude -68.0596 West, latitude 18.9846 North, depth = 7 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda, Punta Cana (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 80 km (50 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days fourty-one and in the last 365 days five hundred and eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 57 km NE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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