A minor earthquake magnitude 3.28 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. The temblor was detected at 07:29:17 / 7:29 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 124 km (77 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019174023. Id of event: pr2019174023. Exact location of event, longitude -68.4725 West, latitude 18.8006 North, depth = 124 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/06/19 / 2019-06-23 11:29:17 / June 23, 2019 @ 11:29 am.
Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Romana, Miches, Santa Cruz de El Seibo (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Miches (c. 9 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days thirty-nine and in the last 365 days five hundred and seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 25 km NNW of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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