A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. The epicenter was at a depth of 127 km (79 miles). The temblor was picked up at 05:19:38 / 5:19 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 28/02/16 / 2016-02-28 10:19:38 / February 28, 2016 @ 10:19 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -67.936° West, 19.0776° North, depth 127 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr16059013. Unique identifier: pr16059013.
Event epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop). Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Punta Cana (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and ninety-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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