A minor earthquake magnitude 3.04 (ml/mb) strikes 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Wednesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019163008. Id of event: pr2019163008. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/06/19 / 2019-06-12 08:49:53 / June 12, 2019 @ 8:49 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 110 km (68 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -68.3518° West, 19.0268° North, depth 110 km. The temblor was detected at 03:49:53 / 3:49 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 59 km (37 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Miches (c. 9 300 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Cruz de El Seibo, San Rafael del Yuma, Miches (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).
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 fifteen, in the past 30 days thirty-two and in the last 365 days five hundred and fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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