A minor earthquake magnitude 3.15 (ml/mb) strikes 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Tuesday. Exact location of event, depth 78 km, -68.2511° West, 18.0446° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 78 km (48 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.15-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:50:10 / 2:50 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 05/03/19 / 2019-03-05 19:50:10 / March 5, 2019 @ 7:50 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2019064013. Unique identifier: pr2019064013.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Otra Banda, Salvaleón de Higüey, Punta Cana (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 80 km (50 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days three hundred and thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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