A minor earthquake magnitude 3.52 (ml/mb) strikes 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Friday. The temblor was picked up at 03:44:46 / 3:44 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 139 km (86 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: pr2019039008. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019039008. Exact location of earthquake, -68.7216° West, 18.026° North, depth 139 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/02/19 / 2019-02-08 07:44:46 / February 8, 2019 @ 7:44 am.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Pedro de Macorís, Punta Cana, Otra Banda (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 78 km (48 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days thirty-one and in the last 365 days two hundred and ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 40 km SSW of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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