A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.0528 West, latitude 18.1261 North, depth = 24 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: pr17090012. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17090012. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/03/17 / 2017-03-31 22:26:47 / March 31, 2017 @ 10:26 pm. The temblor was detected at 17:26:47 / 5:26 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Rafael del Yuma, Punta Cana (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). The epicenter 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).
In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 62 km SE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
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