A minor earthquake magnitude 2.96 (ml/mb) strikes 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Miches in Dominican Republic on Tuesday. Unique identifier: pr2019064015. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2019064015. Global time and date of event 05/03/19 / 2019-03-05 23:34:27 / March 5, 2019 @ 11:34 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 70 km (43 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -68.9413 West, latitude 19.0711 North, depth = 70 km. The temblor was picked up at 19:34:27 / 7:34 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Punta Cana, San Pedro de Macorís, Los Llanos. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days fifty-four and in the last 365 days three hundred and thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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