A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 21 km (13 miles). The temblor was picked up at 21:29:08 / 9:29 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr17071004. Unique identifier: pr17071004. Exact location of earthquake, -67.8584° West, 18.538° North, depth 21 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/03/17 / 2017-03-12 02:29:08 / March 12, 2017 @ 2:29 am.
Epicenter of the event was 58 km (36 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Aguada (c. 4 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Rincón (c. 1 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aguadilla, Aguada, Rincón (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 57 km E of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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