A minor earthquake magnitude 3.41 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Miches in Dominican Republic. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/08/19 / 2019-08-31 14:28:29 / August 31, 2019 @ 2:28 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 72 km (45 miles). Exact location, longitude -68.9201° West, latitude 19.1263° North, depth = 72 km. The 3.41-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:28:29 / 10:28 am (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2019243013. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019243013.
The epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Los Llanos, Quisqueya, San Rafael del Yuma. Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days three hundred and fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 20 km NE of Miches, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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