A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Moca in Dominican Republic. Exact time and date of earthquake 03/05/19 / 2019-05-03 02:31:36 / May 3, 2019 @ 2:31 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 27.11 km (17 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -70.5353 West, latitude 19.3758 North, depth = 27.11 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70003h42. Id of event: us70003h42. The temblor was picked up at 22:31:36 / 10:31 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nagua, Villa Riva, El Factor. Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 19 km (12 miles) from Santiago de los Caballeros (c. 1 200 000 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Puerto Plata (c. 146 000 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from San Francisco de Macorís (c. 124 800 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Concepción de La Vega (c. 102 400 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Bonao (c. 73 300 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 2 km SSW of Moca, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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