A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 87 km NE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (54 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/04/17 / 2017-04-20 16:10:41 / April 20, 2017 @ 4:10 pm. The temblor was picked up at 11:10:41 / 11:10 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17110008. Id of event: pr17110008. Exact location of earthquake, -67.7494° West, 19.0744° North, depth 12 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 87 km NE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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