A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.06 (ml/mb) was reported 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Saturday. Exact location of event, longitude -68.049 West, latitude 19.1523 North, depth = 15 km. The 3.06-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:12:09 / 5:12 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2019285023. Event ids that are associated: pr2019285023. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 15 km (9 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/10/19 / 2019-10-12 22:12:09 / October 12, 2019 @ 10:12 pm.
Earthquake epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Punta Cana (min 5000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days ninety-three, in the past 30 days three hundred and thirty and in the last 365 days seven hundred and seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 73 km NNE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
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