A minor earthquake magnitude 3.09 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. Exact location of earthquake, -68.0053° West, 18.3736° North, depth 100 km. Unique identifier: pr2019343017. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2019343017. The temblor was reported at 18:54:29 / 6:54 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/12/19 / 2019-12-09 23:54:29 / December 9, 2019 @ 11:54 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 100 km (62 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Event epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Rincón (c. 1 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rincón, Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days thirty-eight and in the last 365 days four hundred and ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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