A minor earthquake magnitude 3.27 (ml/mb) strikes 8 kilometers (5 miles) from La Romana in Dominican Republic on Tuesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/03/19 / 2019-03-06 01:47:43 / March 6, 2019 @ 1:47 am. The 3.27-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:47:43 / 9:47 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2019065000. Unique identifier: pr2019065000. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 112 km (70 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -68.8918° West, 18.4148° North, depth 112 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was El Valle, Boca Chica, Los Llanos (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Event epicenter was 43 km (27 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 9 km (5 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Boca Chica (c. 46 300 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days three hundred and twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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