A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 77 km ENE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (48 miles) on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, -67.7652° West, 18.9361° North, depth 5 km. The temblor was reported at 18:12:50 / 6:12 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/09/16 / 2016-09-24 23:12:50 / September 24, 2016 @ 11:12 pm. Unique identifier: pr16268011. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16268011.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every 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.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 77 km ENE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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