A minor earthquake magnitude 3.04 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from La Romana in Dominican Republic. The 3.04-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:14:35 / 4:14 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019159011. Id of event: pr2019159011. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/06/19 / 2019-06-08 20:14:35 / June 8, 2019 @ 8:14 pm. Exact location of event, depth 154 km, -68.8813° West, 18.3023° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 154 km (96 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Miches, Boca Chica, Los Llanos (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 47 km (29 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Boca Chica (c. 46 300 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes 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 one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. 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: 16 km SE of La Romana, Dominican Republic.
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