A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.85 (ml/mb) was reported 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Wednesday. The temblor was detected at 17:36:51 / 5:36 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 84 km, -68.6298° West, 17.9748° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 84 km (52 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2019324025. Unique identifier: pr2019324025. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/11/19 / 2019-11-20 22:36:51 / November 20, 2019 @ 10:36 pm UTC/GMT.
Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Otra Banda, Salvaleón de Higüey, Punta Cana (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 62 km (39 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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