A minor earthquake magnitude 2.86 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.0321 West, latitude 18.2711 North, depth = 97 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 97 km (60 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/08/19 / 2019-08-13 00:26:58 / August 13, 2019 @ 12:26 am. The temblor was detected at 19:26:58 / 7:26 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2019225000. Event ids that are associated: pr2019225000.
Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Rafael del Yuma, Punta Cana (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 52 km (32 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days three hundred and seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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