A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.94 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Otra Banda in Dominican Republic. Exact location, longitude -68.4795° West, latitude 19.0328° North, depth = 32 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019283012. Id of event: pr2019283012. The temblor was picked up at 14:20:40 / 2:20 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/10/19 / 2019-10-10 19:20:40 / October 10, 2019 @ 7:20 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 32 km (20 miles).
Epicenter of the event was 52 km (33 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Miches (c. 9 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Guaymate, San Rafael del Yuma, Santa Cruz de El Seibo (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days fourty and in the last 365 days four hundred and ninety-eight 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 earthquakes in the world each year.
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