A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. The 3.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:24:59 / 9:24 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 104 km (65 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 12/03/17 / 2017-03-12 02:24:59 / March 12, 2017 @ 2:24 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -68.0445 West, latitude 18.1294 North, depth = 104 km. Unique identifier: pr17071002. Ids that are associated to the event: pr17071002, us100088h1.
Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Rafael del Yuma, Punta Cana (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 63 km (39 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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