A minor earthquake magnitude 2.88 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. Event id: pr2019356005. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019356005. The temblor was detected at 20:36:11 / 8:36 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.0291 West, latitude 18.9858 North, depth = 40 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/12/19 / 2019-12-22 01:36:11 / December 22, 2019 @ 1:36 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 40 km (25 miles).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Otra Banda, Punta Cana (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 60 km (37 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days ninety-six, in the past 30 days one hundred and sixty-two and in the last 365 days one thousand and twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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