A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.95 (ml/mb) was reported 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Wednesday. The temblor was picked up at 16:53:06 / 4:53 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2019163012. Unique identifier: pr2019163012. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 131 km (81 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/06/19 / 2019-06-12 21:53:06 / June 12, 2019 @ 9:53 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.3188 West, latitude 19.0743 North, depth = 131 km.
Epicenter of the event was 65 km (41 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Miches (c. 9 300 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Miches, Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days thirty-one and in the last 365 days five hundred and twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 55 km N of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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