A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) was reported 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Saturday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17070008. Id of event: pr17070008. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 11/03/17 / 2017-03-11 19:34:15 / March 11, 2017 @ 7:34 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 105 km (65 miles). The temblor was reported at 14:34:15 / 2:34 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 105 km, -67.9817° West, 18.2017° North.
Event epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Rincón (c. 1 500 pop). Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rincón, San Rafael del Yuma, Punta Cana (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 61 km SE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
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