A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019285012. Id of event: pr2019285012. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 88 km (55 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -68.476° West, 18.1166° North, depth 88 km. The temblor was picked up at 05:57:49 / 5:57 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/10/19 / 2019-10-12 09:57:49 / October 12, 2019 @ 9:57 am.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guaymate, La Romana, Otra Banda (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 63 km (39 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days two, 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 have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 32 km SSE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic.
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