A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from La Romana in Dominican Republic. The temblor was detected at 00:44:17 / 12:44 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us7000cqvf. Event ids that are associated: us7000cqvf. Exact location of earthquake, -68.8918° West, 18.2294° North, depth 123.28 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 123.28 km (77 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/12/20 / 2020-12-14 00:44:17 / December 14, 2020 @ 12:44 am.
Event epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Los Llanos, Hato Mayor del Rey, Quisqueya (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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