A minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.9196 West, latitude 18.1331 North, depth = 166 km. The temblor was reported at 06:56:38 / 6:56 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/02/17 / 2017-02-25 11:56:38 / February 25, 2017 @ 11:56 am. All ids that are associated to the event: pr17056024. Unique identifier: pr17056024. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 166 km (103 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the event was 71 km (44 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Cabo Rojo (c. 10 800 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Puerto Real (c. 6 200 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Aguada (c. 4 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mayagüez, Cabo Rojo, Aguada. Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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