A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.19 (ml/mb) was reported 117 km NNE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (73 miles) on Sunday. The temblor was detected at 01:00:27 / 1:00 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 36 km (22 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/05/17 / 2017-05-07 06:00:27 / May 7, 2017 @ 6:00 am. Id of earthquake: pr2017127001. Event ids that are associated: pr2017127001. Exact location of event, longitude -67.8126 West, latitude 19.487 North, depth = 36 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 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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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 117 km NNE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
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