A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.13 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. The epicenter was at a depth of 126 km (78 miles). The temblor was reported at 21:51:54 / 9:51 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -68.4616 West, latitude 18.5348 North, depth = 126 km. Id of earthquake: pr2019216001. Event ids that are associated: pr2019216001. Exact time and date of earthquake 04/08/19 / 2019-08-04 01:51:54 / August 4, 2019 @ 1:51 am UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 55 km (34 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Miches (c. 9 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Miches, Santa Cruz de El Seibo, La Romana. Close 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. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days four hundred and eighty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 7 km SW of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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