A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. Id of earthquake: pr17053002. Event ids that are associated: pr17053002. Exact location of event, longitude -68.0664 West, latitude 19.0944 North, depth = 47 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 47 km (29 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/02/17 / 2017-02-22 04:17:47 / February 22, 2017 @ 4:17 am. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:17:47 / 11:17 pm (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Otra Banda, Punta Cana. Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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