A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.27 (ml/mb) was reported 21 kilometers (13 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma in Dominican Republic on Tuesday. The temblor was detected at 15:46:29 / 3:46 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -68.7735° West, 18.262° North, depth 138 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 138 km (86 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/10/19 / 2019-10-01 19:46:29 / October 1, 2019 @ 7:46 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2019274043. Unique identifier: pr2019274043.
Nearby 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 Hato Mayor del Rey, Quisqueya, Santa Cruz de El Seibo. Epicenter of the event was 60 km (37 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 21 km SSW of San Rafael del Yuma, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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