A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.88 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019291006. Id of event: pr2019291006. The temblor was picked up at 21:39:48 / 9:39 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 102 km (63 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -68.6998° West, 18.3231° North, depth 102 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/10/19 / 2019-10-18 01:39:48 / October 18, 2019 @ 1:39 am.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). The epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hato Mayor del Rey, San Pedro de Macorís, Santa Cruz de El Seibo (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days two hundred and ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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