A minor earthquake magnitude 2.97 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 86 km NE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (53 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -67.8176 West, latitude 19.134 North, depth = 36 km. Id of earthquake: pr2019352011. Event ids that are associated: pr2019352011. The 2.97-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:37:51 / 3:37 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 18/12/19 / 2019-12-18 08:37:51 / December 18, 2019 @ 8:37 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 36 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been nineteen, in the last 10 days eighty-six, in the past 30 days one hundred and fourty-eight and in the last 365 days nine hundred and fourty-seven 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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