A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 131 km (81 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: pr2019217010. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019217010. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:53:14 / 5:53 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/08/19 / 2019-08-05 22:53:14 / August 5, 2019 @ 10:53 pm. Exact location, longitude -67.9968° West, latitude 18.3735° North, depth = 131 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Otra Banda, San Rafael del Yuma, Punta Cana (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 49 km (30 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop).
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 ten, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days four hundred and fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 48 km ESE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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