A minor earthquake magnitude 3.25 (ml/mb) strikes 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Monday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/12/19 / 2019-12-30 05:28:41 / December 30, 2019 @ 5:28 am. Id of earthquake: pr2019364048. Event ids that are associated: pr2019364048. The 3.25-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:28:41 / 1:28 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -68.8031° West, latitude 18.0936° North, depth = 10 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Quisqueya, Santa Cruz de El Seibo, Punta Cana (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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