A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.99 (ml/mb) was reported 103 km NE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (64 miles) on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 20 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 17:48:44 / 5:48 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 20 km, -67.7046° West, 19.2381° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019350041. Id of event: pr2019350041. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/12/19 / 2019-12-16 22:48:44 / December 16, 2019 @ 10:48 pm.
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-one, in the last 10 days sixty-seven, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirty and in the last 365 days eight hundred and ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 103 km NE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
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