A minor earthquake magnitude 2.95 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 137 km (85 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/10/19 / 2019-10-13 13:51:33 / October 13, 2019 @ 1:51 pm. Exact location, longitude -68.5295° West, latitude 18.248° North, depth = 137 km. The temblor was picked up at 09:51:33 / 9:51 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2019286011. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2019286011.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 51 km (32 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santa Cruz de El Seibo, Guaymate, La Romana.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days three hundred and eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 16 km SSE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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