A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.34 (ml/mb) was reported 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Tuesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 137 km (85 miles). Unique identifier: pr2019352002. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2019352002. The temblor was detected at 21:26:12 / 9:26 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/12/19 / 2019-12-18 02:26:12 / December 18, 2019 @ 2:26 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.3378 West, latitude 19.0911 North, depth = 137 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 66 km (41 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Miches (c. 9 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Rafael del Yuma, Miches, Salvaleón de Higüey (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been sixteen, in the last 10 days sixty, in the past 30 days eighty-eight and in the last 365 days six hundred and seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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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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: 56 km N of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
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