A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.84 (ml/mb) was reported 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Otra Banda in Dominican Republic on Monday. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2019294012. Unique identifier: pr2019294012. The 2.84-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:42:12 / 1:42 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -68.5315 West, latitude 18.7578 North, depth = 88 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 88 km (55 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 21/10/19 / 2019-10-21 05:42:12 / October 21, 2019 @ 5:42 am UTC/GMT.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hato Mayor del Rey, Miches, La Romana. The epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days five hundred and six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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