A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. Exact location of event, depth 94 km, -68.276° West, 18.286° North. Unique identifier: pr2019277026. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2019277026. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 94 km (58 miles). The temblor was picked up at 10:33:30 / 10:33 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 04/10/19 / 2019-10-04 14:33:30 / October 4, 2019 @ 2:33 pm UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Romana, Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 75 km (47 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days three hundred and sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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