A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was reported 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Salvaleon de Higuey in Dominican Republic on Sunday. The temblor was picked up at 10:45:49 / 10:45 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 121.91 km (76 miles). Event id: us70008e2g. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008e2g. Global time and date of event 22/03/20 / 2020-03-22 14:45:49 / March 22, 2020 @ 2:45 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -68.8557 West, latitude 18.7134 North, depth = 121.91 km.
Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 54 km (34 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 43 km (26 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Samaná, Los Llanos, Sabana de La Mar.
Each 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 one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 19 km NW of Salvaleon de Higuey, Dominican Republic.
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