A minor earthquake magnitude 3.06 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 91 km (57 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 91 km, -68.1733° West, 18.5755° North. Exact time and date of earthquake 12/02/19 / 2019-02-12 08:51:31 / February 12, 2019 @ 8:51 am UTC/GMT. The 3.06-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:51:31 / 4:51 am (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2019043006. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019043006.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Salvaleón de Higüey, San Rafael del Yuma, Otra Banda. Earthquake epicenter was 57 km (35 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop).
Each 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 fifty-six, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirteen and in the last 365 days five hundred and eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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