A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.96 (ml/mb) was reported 58 kilometers (36 miles) from La Romana in Dominican Republic on Monday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 112 km (70 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019014002. Id of event: pr2019014002. Exact location of earthquake, -68.9383° West, 17.8993° North, depth 112 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/01/19 / 2019-01-14 06:08:00 / January 14, 2019 @ 6:08 am. The 2.96-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:08:00 / 1:08 am (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guaymate, San Pedro de Macorís, San Rafael del Yuma.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.
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