A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.82 (ml/mb) was reported 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 106 km (66 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: pr2019341000. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019341000. The temblor was picked up at 23:17:37 / 11:17 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -68.145° West, latitude 18.9605° North, depth = 106 km. Global time and date of event 07/12/19 / 2019-12-07 04:17:37 / December 7, 2019 @ 4:17 am UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda, Punta Cana. Epicenter of the earthquake was 71 km (44 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop). Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days twenty-five, in the past 30 days seventy-six and in the last 365 days nine hundred and seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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