A minor earthquake magnitude 3.61 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/03/19 / 2019-03-09 18:10:57 / March 9, 2019 @ 6:10 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 74 km (46 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.61-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:10:57 / 1:10 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -68.3963° West, 18.9418° North, depth 74 km. Id of earthquake: pr2019068008. Event ids that are associated: pr2019068008.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Miches (c. 9 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Romana, Guaymate, Santa Cruz de El Seibo (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days thirty-five and in the last 365 days five hundred and eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 39 km N of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
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