A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.96 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. The epicenter was at a depth of 80 km (50 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019254005. Id of event: pr2019254005. Global time and date of event 11/09/19 / 2019-09-11 21:55:25 / September 11, 2019 @ 9:55 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -68.0166° West, 18.2671° North, depth 80 km. The 2.96-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:55:25 / 4:55 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Rafael del Yuma, Punta Cana. Earthquake epicenter was 54 km (33 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days three hundred and seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 53 km SE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
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