A minor earthquake magnitude 2.96 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. Unique identifier: pr2019086009. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2019086009. The 2.96-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:09:11 / 1:09 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 126 km (78 miles). Global time and date of event 27/03/19 / 2019-03-27 06:09:11 / March 27, 2019 @ 6:09 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -68.2888° West, latitude 18.2056° North, depth = 126 km.
Event epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Romana, Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda.
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days thirty-three and in the last 365 days three hundred and eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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