A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.86 (ml/mb) was reported 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Tuesday. Exact location, longitude -67.9456° West, latitude 18.2816° North, depth = 101 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2019043009. Unique identifier: pr2019043009. The temblor was reported at 10:42:34 / 10:42 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 12/02/19 / 2019-02-12 15:42:34 / February 12, 2019 @ 3:42 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 101 km (63 miles).
Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rincón, Punta Cana (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 59 km (37 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Rincón (c. 1 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days twenty-four, in the past 30 days fifty-two and in the last 365 days four hundred and twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 58 km SE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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