A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.81 (ml/mb) was reported 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, -67.9521° West, 18.1703° North, depth 106 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/01/19 / 2019-01-12 16:09:45 / January 12, 2019 @ 4:09 pm. Event id: pr2019012011. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019012011. The temblor was picked up at 11:09:45 / 11:09 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 106 km (66 miles).
Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 66 km (41 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Rincón (c. 1 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rincón, Punta Cana (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days thirty-three and in the last 365 days three hundred and sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 66 km SE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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