A minor earthquake magnitude 2.97 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. Global time and date of event 13/01/19 / 2019-01-13 06:54:03 / January 13, 2019 @ 6:54 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 01:54:03 / 1:54 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 61 km (38 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -68.1108 West, latitude 18.8203 North, depth = 61 km. Unique identifier: pr2019013006. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2019013006.
Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Rafael del Yuma, Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda. Epicenter of the event was 67 km (42 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days fifty-five and in the last 365 days five hundred and fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 40 km NE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
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