A minor earthquake magnitude 3.17 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/03/19 / 2019-03-27 01:29:56 / March 27, 2019 @ 1:29 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 91 km (57 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.299 West, latitude 19.0796 North, depth = 91 km. The temblor was detected at 20:29:56 / 8:29 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2019086002. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2019086002.
Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Miches, Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Miches (c. 9 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop).
Each 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 fourteen, in the past 30 days thirty-five and in the last 365 days five hundred and fifty-two 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.
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