A minor earthquake magnitude 3.62 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. The temblor was detected at 22:40:59 / 10:40 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017140000. Id of event: pr2017140000. Exact location of earthquake, -68.3913° West, 18.5026° North, depth 140 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/05/17 / 2017-05-20 02:40:59 / May 20, 2017 @ 2:40 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 140 km (87 miles).
Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 62 km (38 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 9 km (6 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Cruz de El Seibo, Guaymate, La Romana.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. 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: 8 km S of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
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