A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.19 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. Event id: pr2017153000. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017153000. Exact location of earthquake, -68.284° West, 18.5331° North, depth 157 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/06/17 / 2017-06-02 07:05:27 / June 2, 2017 @ 7:05 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 157 km (98 miles). The temblor was detected at 03:05:27 / 3:05 am (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Romana, Guaymate, Salvaleón de Higüey.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 13 km ESE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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