A minor earthquake magnitude 3.52 (ml/mb) strikes 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Friday. Exact location, longitude -67.9991° West, latitude 18.0948° North, depth = 42 km. The temblor was picked up at 19:13:23 / 7:13 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/06/17 / 2017-06-17 00:13:23 / June 17, 2017 @ 12:13 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2017168000. Unique identifier: pr2017168000. The epicenter was at a depth of 42 km (26 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Rincón (c. 1 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rincón, San Rafael del Yuma, Punta Cana (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days two hundred and two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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