A minor earthquake magnitude 2.95 (ml/mb) strikes 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo in Dominican Republic on Friday. Exact location, longitude -68.8286° West, latitude 18.869° North, depth = 111 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/03/19 / 2019-03-22 05:52:28 / March 22, 2019 @ 5:52 am. Unique identifier: pr2019081006. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2019081006. The temblor was picked up at 01:52:28 / 1:52 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 111 km (69 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 67 km (42 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Los Llanos, Quisqueya, San Pedro de Macorís (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days four hundred and twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 24 km ENE of Santa Cruz de El Seibo, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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