A minor earthquake magnitude 3.16 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from La Romana in Dominican Republic. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2019078001. Unique identifier: pr2019078001. Exact location of event, depth 9 km, -68.9788° West, 18.1248° North. The temblor was picked up at 22:20:34 / 10:20 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/03/19 / 2019-03-19 03:20:34 / March 19, 2019 @ 3:20 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the event was 50 km (31 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Boca Chica (c. 46 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Punta Cana, Los Llanos, Hato Mayor del Rey.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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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