A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/10/16 / 2016-10-17 07:21:11 / October 17, 2016 @ 7:21 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 41 km (25 miles). The temblor was picked up at 02:21:11 / 2:21 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16291002. Id of event: pr16291002. Exact location of event, longitude -67.8591 West, latitude 18.9528 North, depth = 41 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Punta Cana (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 71 km (44 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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