A minor earthquake magnitude 2.92 (ml/mb) strikes 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Wednesday. Exact location of event, longitude -68.476 West, latitude 18.0266 North, depth = 89 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 11/09/19 / 2019-09-11 05:46:21 / September 11, 2019 @ 5:46 am. The 2.92-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:46:21 / 12:46 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2019254001. Unique identifier: pr2019254001. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 89 km (55 miles).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Otra Banda, Salvaleón de Higüey, La Romana (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 69 km (43 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 41 km SSE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic.
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