A minor earthquake magnitude 2.88 (ml/mb) strikes 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Saturday. Unique identifier: pr2019348007. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2019348007. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 107 km (66 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/12/19 / 2019-12-14 15:34:26 / December 14, 2019 @ 3:34 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.4815 West, latitude 18.3431 North, depth = 107 km. The 2.88-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:34:26 / 11:34 am (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Cruz de El Seibo, Guaymate, La Romana. Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days three hundred and eleven 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 earthquakes in the world each year.
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