A minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (mg/mb) was reported Wednesday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. The temblor was reported at 06:42:53 / 6:42 pm (local time epicenter) at a depth of 97 km (60 miles). Global time of event 2014-12-17 11:42:53 UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude -68.0542 West, latitude 18.3607 North, depth 97 km.
Close countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). The epicenter was 75 km (46 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Nearest city, towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda, San Rafael del Yuma.
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