A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:41:08 / 3:41 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 168 km (104 miles). Exact location of event, depth 168 km, -68.2671° West, 18.2851° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019166010. Id of event: pr2019166010. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/06/19 / 2019-06-15 19:41:08 / June 15, 2019 @ 7:41 pm.
Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Romana, Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days three hundred and ninety-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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: 35 km SSE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
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