A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.85 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 88 km (55 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/10/19 / 2019-10-17 03:19:15 / October 17, 2019 @ 3:19 am. The temblor was detected at 23:19:15 / 11:19 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -68.5173 West, latitude 18.1138 North, depth = 88 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019290004. Id of event: pr2019290004.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Event epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guaymate, Otra Banda, La Romana (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 30 km SSE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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