A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.15 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 101 km NE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (63 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -67.7666° West, 19.2716° North, depth 12 km. Event id: pr2019349003. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019349003. The temblor was reported at 23:49:38 / 11:49 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 15/12/19 / 2019-12-15 04:49:38 / December 15, 2019 @ 4:49 am UTC/GMT.
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days thirty-eight, in the past 30 days ninety-eight and in the last 365 days eight hundred and sixty-one 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. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 101 km NE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
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