A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.02 (ml/mb) was reported 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Miches in Dominican Republic on Saturday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019348006. Id of event: pr2019348006. Exact time and date of earthquake 14/12/19 / 2019-12-14 09:43:08 / December 14, 2019 @ 9:43 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.879 West, latitude 19.3093 North, depth = 116 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 116 km (72 miles). The 3.02-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:43:08 / 4:43 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sánchez, Otra Banda, Hato Mayor del Rey (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 73 km (45 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Sabana de La Mar (c. 14 000 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Samaná (c. 11 400 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Sánchez (c. 11 400 pop). Nearby 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 three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventy-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 40 km NNE of Miches, Dominican Republic.
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