A minor earthquake magnitude 3.27 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Miches in Dominican Republic. The 3.27-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:47:32 / 12:47 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2019051005. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2019051005. Exact location of event, longitude -68.6671 West, latitude 19.2475 North, depth = 133 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/02/19 / 2019-02-20 05:47:32 / February 20, 2019 @ 5:47 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 133 km (83 miles).
Event epicenter was 70 km (44 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Sabana de La Mar (c. 14 000 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Samaná (c. 11 400 pop). Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was El Valle, Guaymate, Punta Cana (min 5000 pop).
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 eight, in the past 30 days ninety-three and in the last 365 days three hundred and eighty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 49 km NE of Miches, Dominican Republic.
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