A minor earthquake magnitude 3.27 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Miches in Dominican Republic. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 54 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: pr2019355005. Event ids that are associated: pr2019355005. The temblor was reported at 21:16:09 / 9:16 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -68.7811° West, latitude 19.2101° North, depth = 54 km. Global time and date of event 21/12/19 / 2019-12-21 02:16:09 / December 21, 2019 @ 2:16 am UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Las Terrenas, Punta Cana, Guaymate (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 67 km (41 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Sabana de La Mar (c. 14 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days thirty-one, in the past 30 days thirty-six and in the last 365 days three hundred and fourty-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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