A minor earthquake magnitude 3.09 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. Exact location of event, depth 73 km, -68.5631° West, 17.8625° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 73 km (45 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2019300006. Unique identifier: pr2019300006. The temblor was picked up at 23:12:27 / 11:12 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/10/19 / 2019-10-27 04:12:27 / October 27, 2019 @ 4:12 am.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Event epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Romana, San Rafael del Yuma (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 57 km S of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic.
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