A minor earthquake magnitude 3.27 (ml/mb) strikes 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Monday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/12/19 / 2019-12-17 04:21:58 / December 17, 2019 @ 4:21 am. The temblor was detected at 23:21:58 / 11:21 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -67.865° West, 19.0803° North, depth 10 km. Event id: pr2019351002. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019351002.
Epicenter of the event was 79 km (49 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Punta Cana.
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been seventeen, in the last 10 days fifty-five, in the past 30 days one hundred and eighteen and in the last 365 days nine hundred and twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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