A minor earthquake magnitude 3.35 (ml/mb) strikes 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Tuesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/10/19 / 2019-10-22 21:48:00 / October 22, 2019 @ 9:48 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.7851 West, latitude 17.9566 North, depth = 134 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2019295019. Unique identifier: pr2019295019. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 134 km (83 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 16:48:00 / 4:48 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 78 km (48 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Punta Cana, Otra Banda, San Pedro de Macorís (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 50 km SSW of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic.
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