A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) strikes 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Wednesday. Exact location of event, longitude -68.2236 West, latitude 19.0884 North, depth = 49 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17019004. Id of event: pr17019004. The epicenter was at a depth of 49 km (30 miles). The temblor was picked up at 21:45:47 / 9:45 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/01/17 / 2017-01-19 02:45:47 / January 19, 2017 @ 2:45 am.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda, Punta Cana (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 73 km (46 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days eighteen, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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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