A minor earthquake magnitude 2.97 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.9356 West, latitude 19.0958 North, depth = 29 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 29 km (18 miles). The 2.97-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:50:15 / 6:50 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2019355035. Event ids that are associated: pr2019355035. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/12/19 / 2019-12-21 23:50:15 / December 21, 2019 @ 11:50 pm.
Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 75 km (47 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Punta Cana (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days ninety-four, in the past 30 days one hundred and sixty-four and in the last 365 days nine hundred and eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 75 km NE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
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