A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.97 (ml/mb) was reported 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Tuesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 169 km (105 miles). Unique identifier: pr2019197002. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2019197002. Exact location of earthquake, -68.1156° West, 18.334° North, depth 169 km. The temblor was picked up at 06:52:46 / 6:52 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 16/07/19 / 2019-07-16 11:52:46 / July 16, 2019 @ 11:52 am UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda, San Rafael del Yuma (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 70 km (43 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. 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 four, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days four hundred and twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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