A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Ramon Santana in Dominican Republic. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 107.69 km (67 miles). The temblor was picked up at 14:44:29 / 2:44 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000d7u2. Event ids that are associated: pr2018056008, us2000d7u2. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -69.1354 West, latitude 18.5931 North, depth = 107.69 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/02/18 / 2018-02-25 18:44:29 / February 25, 2018 @ 6:44 pm.
The epicenter was 22 km (14 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Boca Chica (c. 46 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Punta Cana, Monte Plata, Samaná (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 7 km NE of Ramon Santana, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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