A minor earthquake magnitude 2.98 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 100 km NE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (62 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/12/19 / 2019-12-19 07:17:34 / December 19, 2019 @ 7:17 am. The temblor was picked up at 02:17:34 / 2:17 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -67.7821 West, latitude 19.2681 North, depth = 37 km. Id of earthquake: pr2019353012. Event ids that are associated: pr2019353012. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 37 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface.
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, 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 fifteen 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. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 100 km NE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
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