A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/12/19 / 2019-12-13 00:58:54 / December 13, 2019 @ 12:58 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 102 km (63 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2019347001. Unique identifier: pr2019347001. The temblor was picked up at 20:58:54 / 8:58 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -68.4763° West, 18.5578° North, depth 102 km.
Event epicenter was 54 km (34 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Miches (c. 9 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Miches, Santa Cruz de El Seibo, La Romana (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days four hundred and twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 8 km WSW of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
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