A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. The temblor was reported at 01:40:36 / 1:40 am (local time epicenter). Event id: pr17098002. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17098002. Exact location of event, longitude -67.999 West, latitude 18.9717 North, depth = 35 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/04/17 / 2017-04-08 06:40:36 / April 8, 2017 @ 6:40 am.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Otra Banda, Punta Cana (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 61 km (38 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 60 km NE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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