A minor earthquake magnitude 2.96 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/06/17 / 2017-06-05 03:09:04 / June 5, 2017 @ 3:09 am. Exact location, longitude -68.3713° West, latitude 18.7305° North, depth = 79 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 79 km (49 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2017145003. Unique identifier: pr2017145003. The temblor was reported at 23:09:04 / 11:09 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Miches, La Romana, Santa Cruz de El Seibo (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Miches (c. 9 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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