A minor earthquake magnitude 3.05 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/03/19 / 2019-03-07 00:55:17 / March 7, 2019 @ 12:55 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.108 West, latitude 18.7476 North, depth = 46 km. The 3.05-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:55:17 / 7:55 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2019066000. Unique identifier: pr2019066000. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 46 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the event was 65 km (40 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Rafael del Yuma, Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda.
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days seventy-two and in the last 365 days six hundred and fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.
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