A minor earthquake magnitude 3.32 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from La Romana in Dominican Republic. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 140 km (87 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 01:28:32 / 1:28 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -68.956° West, 18.5018° North, depth 140 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 19/08/19 / 2019-08-19 05:28:32 / August 19, 2019 @ 5:28 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: pr2019231001. Event ids that are associated: pr2019231001.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sabana de La Mar, Bayaguana, El Valle (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 36 km (23 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Boca Chica (c. 46 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).
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 six, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days three hundred and three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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