A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.94 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from La Romana in Dominican Republic. The epicenter was at a depth of 104 km (65 miles). The temblor was picked up at 17:27:56 / 5:27 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -68.973 West, latitude 18.1558 North, depth = 104 km. Event id: pr2019075012. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019075012, us1000jh91. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/03/19 / 2019-03-16 22:27:56 / March 16, 2019 @ 10:27 pm.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 48 km (30 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 76 km (48 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Boca Chica (c. 46 300 pop). Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Punta Cana, Los Llanos, Hato Mayor del Rey.
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 one, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 27 km S of La Romana, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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