A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.85 (ml/mb) was reported 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Thursday. Global time and date of event 22/08/19 / 2019-08-22 23:29:25 / August 22, 2019 @ 11:29 pm UTC/GMT. The 2.85-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:29:25 / 7:29 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 120 km (75 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 120 km, -68.3776° West, 18.3681° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019234005. Id of event: pr2019234005.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guaymate, La Romana, Salvaleón de Higüey. Epicenter of the earthquake was 63 km (39 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days four hundred and eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 23 km S of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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