A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from La Romana in Dominican Republic. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 92.86 km (58 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 04:47:02 / 4:47 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60008exg. Id of event: us60008exg. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/03/20 / 2020-03-13 08:47:02 / March 13, 2020 @ 8:47 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -69.0783 West, latitude 18.4145 North, depth = 92.86 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Punta Cana, El Valle, Bayaguana (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 24 km (15 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Boca Chica (c. 46 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 11 km W of La Romana, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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