A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.87 (ml/mb) was reported 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Saturday. Exact location of event, longitude -68.427 West, latitude 18.0878 North, depth = 90 km. The 2.87-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:00:14 / 6:00 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 90 km (56 miles). Unique identifier: pr2019341008. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2019341008. Global time and date of event 07/12/19 / 2019-12-07 11:00:14 / December 7, 2019 @ 11:00 am UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Romana, Otra Banda, Salvaleón de Higüey (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 37 km SSE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic.
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