A minor earthquake magnitude 2.89 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Otra Banda in Dominican Republic. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/05/19 / 2019-05-16 05:19:46 / May 16, 2019 @ 5:19 am. The temblor was reported at 01:19:46 / 1:19 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -68.7088 West, latitude 18.8128 North, depth = 142 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2019136005. Unique identifier: pr2019136005. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 142 km (88 miles).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sabana de La Mar, San Pedro de Macorís, El Valle. Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 73 km (46 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days thirty-seven and in the last 365 days five hundred and two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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