A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.12 (ml/mb) was reported 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Thursday. Id of earthquake: pr2017138017. Event ids that are associated: pr2017138017. The epicenter was at a depth of 51 km (32 miles). The temblor was detected at 16:53:36 / 4:53 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -68.263 West, latitude 18.6085 North, depth = 51 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/05/17 / 2017-05-18 20:53:36 / May 18, 2017 @ 8:53 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Romana, Guaymate, San Rafael del Yuma (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 78 km (48 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-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.
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