A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) was reported 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Saturday. The temblor was picked up at 02:05:03 / 2:05 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 131 km (81 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/01/17 / 2017-01-28 07:05:03 / January 28, 2017 @ 7:05 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17028001. Id of event: pr17028001. Exact location of event, longitude -68.1457 West, latitude 19.0375 North, depth = 131 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda, Punta Cana. Epicenter of the event was 76 km (47 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 57 km NNE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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