A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.88 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 12 km (7 miles). Exact location of event, depth 12 km, -68.1071° West, 19.0711° North. The 2.88-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:38:28 / 3:38 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2019215014. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019215014. Global time and date of event 03/08/19 / 2019-08-03 20:38:28 / August 3, 2019 @ 8:38 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Otra Banda, Punta Cana (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Event epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days five hundred and fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 62 km NNE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
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