A minor earthquake magnitude 2.91 (ml/mb) strikes 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Miches in Dominican Republic on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, -68.9355° West, 19.1825° North, depth 49 km. The 2.91-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:40:28 / 1:40 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 24/05/19 / 2019-05-24 17:40:28 / May 24, 2019 @ 5:40 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 49 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: pr2019144003. Event ids that are associated: pr2019144003.
Event epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Sabana de La Mar (c. 14 000 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Samaná (c. 11 400 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sánchez, Salvaleón de Higüey, Guaymate (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days three hundred and twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 24 km NNE of Miches, Dominican Republic.
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