A minor earthquake magnitude 2.88 (ml/mb) strikes 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Friday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 68 km (42 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019347011. Id of event: pr2019347011. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/12/19 / 2019-12-13 18:18:45 / December 13, 2019 @ 6:18 pm. Exact location of event, depth 68 km, -68.4286° West, 17.9063° North. The temblor was reported at 13:18:45 / 1:18 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Punta Cana, San Rafael del Yuma (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 75 km (47 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 55 km SSE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic.
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