A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.93 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 122 km (76 miles). The 2.93-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:52:44 / 4:52 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/03/19 / 2019-03-05 20:52:44 / March 5, 2019 @ 8:52 pm. Exact location of event, depth 122 km, -68.351° West, 18.5786° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019064014. Id of event: pr2019064014.
Earthquake epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 6 km (3 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop). Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santa Cruz de El Seibo, La Romana, Guaymate.
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days sixty-six and in the last 365 days five hundred and fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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. 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: 5 km E of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
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