A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/04/17 / 2017-04-14 22:08:22 / April 14, 2017 @ 10:08 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -68.1645° West, 18.9944° North, depth 45 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 45 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: pr17104057. Ids that are associated to the event: pr17104057. The temblor was reported at 17:08:22 / 5:08 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda, Punta Cana.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 52 km NNE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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