A minor earthquake magnitude 3.06 (ml/mb) strikes 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Monday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/04/19 / 2019-04-22 07:24:42 / April 22, 2019 @ 7:24 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 94 km (58 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: pr2019112005. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019112005. Exact location of earthquake, -68.2388° West, 18.432° North, depth 94 km. The 3.06-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:24:42 / 3:24 am (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Romana, Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days thirty-four and in the last 365 days five hundred and seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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