A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.91 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from La Romana in Dominican Republic. Id of earthquake: pr2018353009. Event ids that are associated: pr2018353009. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/12/18 / 2018-12-19 06:56:00 / December 19, 2018 @ 6:56 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.9763 West, latitude 18.1428 North, depth = 121 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 121 km (75 miles). The 2.91-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:56:00 / 1:56 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 49 km (30 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Boca Chica (c. 46 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Los Llanos, Hato Mayor del Rey, Boca Chica.
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 one, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days thirty-three and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 31 km S of La Romana, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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