A minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Altamira in Dominican Republic on Tuesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 21.67 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -70.8137° West, 19.635° North, depth 21.67 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us600054sz. Unique identifier: us600054sz. The 3.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:27:29 / 6:27 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/08/19 / 2019-08-13 22:27:29 / August 13, 2019 @ 10:27 pm.
Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 24 km (15 miles) from Santiago de los Caballeros (c. 1 200 000 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Puerto Plata (c. 146 000 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from San Francisco de Macorís (c. 124 800 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Concepción de La Vega (c. 102 400 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Moca (c. 61 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Las Guáranas, Fantino, Río San Juan (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. 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: 5 km SE of Altamira, Dominican Republic.
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