A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.378 West, latitude 18.0386 North, depth = 6 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2019228014. Unique identifier: pr2019228014. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:16:19 / 4:16 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 16/08/19 / 2019-08-16 21:16:19 / August 16, 2019 @ 9:16 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 6 km (4 miles).
Earthquake epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Romana, Otra Banda, Salvaleón de Higüey (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days two hundred and ninety-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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