A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. The epicenter was at a depth of 17 km (11 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.0459 West, latitude 19.2026 North, depth = 17 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr17049001. Unique identifier: pr17049001. The 3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:38:42 / 8:38 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 18/02/17 / 2017-02-18 01:38:42 / February 18, 2017 @ 1:38 am UTC/GMT.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Punta Cana. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Event epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 78 km NNE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
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