A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.02 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. Exact location, longitude -68.5721° West, latitude 18.0431° North, depth = 170 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 170 km (106 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 12/01/19 / 2019-01-12 01:39:53 / January 12, 2019 @ 1:39 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: pr2019012001. Event ids that are associated: pr2019012001. The temblor was reported at 21:39:53 / 9:39 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guaymate, Otra Banda, Salvaleón de Higüey (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and ninety-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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