A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Miches in Dominican Republic on Friday. Global time and date of event 29/02/20 / 2020-02-29 02:44:08 / February 29, 2020 @ 2:44 am UTC/GMT. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:44:08 / 9:44 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us600086pe. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600086pe. Exact location of event, longitude -68.78 West, latitude 19.445 North, depth = 35 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Sabana de La Mar (c. 14 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Samaná (c. 11 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Miches (c. 9 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sabana de La Mar, Samaná, Miches.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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