A minor earthquake magnitude 2.87 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma in Dominican Republic. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2019265008. Unique identifier: pr2019265008. The 2.87-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:56:08 / 1:56 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -68.7748° West, latitude 18.2816° North, depth = 132 km. Global time and date of event 22/09/19 / 2019-09-22 17:56:08 / September 22, 2019 @ 5:56 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 132 km (82 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 59 km (36 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hato Mayor del Rey, Quisqueya, Santa Cruz de El Seibo (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and ninety-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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