A minor earthquake magnitude 3.09 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 114 km (71 miles). The temblor was picked up at 17:14:24 / 5:14 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2019078016. Unique identifier: pr2019078016. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/03/19 / 2019-03-19 22:14:24 / March 19, 2019 @ 10:14 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -68.2573° West, 19.188° North, depth 114 km.
Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda, Punta Cana (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days thirty and in the last 365 days four hundred and ninety-nine 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. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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