A minor earthquake magnitude 3.06 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. The 3.06-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:43:28 / 12:43 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -68.5571° West, 18.1551° North, depth 144 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/08/19 / 2019-08-16 16:43:28 / August 16, 2019 @ 4:43 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 144 km (89 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: pr2019228011. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2019228011.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Guaymate, Otra Banda, Salvaleón de Higüey (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 53 km (33 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days three hundred earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 25 km SSE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic.
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