A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. The epicenter was at a depth of 68 km (42 miles). The temblor was reported at 23:21:01 / 11:21 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/03/17 / 2017-03-19 04:21:01 / March 19, 2017 @ 4:21 am. All ids that are associated to the event: pr17078002. Unique identifier: pr17078002. Exact location, longitude -68.0595° West, latitude 18.1215° North, depth = 68 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Rafael del Yuma, Punta Cana (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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