A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Friday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/04/17 / 2017-04-14 22:13:15 / April 14, 2017 @ 10:13 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: pr17104056. Unique identifier: pr17104056. Exact location of event, depth 62 km, -68.2853° West, 18.6394° North. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:13:15 / 6:13 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 62 km (39 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Event epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Romana, Guaymate, San Rafael del Yuma (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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