A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.28 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/11/19 / 2019-11-18 21:50:28 / November 18, 2019 @ 9:50 pm. Exact location, longitude -68.2626° West, latitude 18.1443° North, depth = 117 km. The 3.28-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:50:28 / 4:50 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2019322006. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019322006. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 117 km (73 miles).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Romana, Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 81 km (51 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and ninety-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 44 km SE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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