A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.42 (ml/mb) was reported 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Sunday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017169007. Id of event: pr2017169007. Exact location of earthquake, -67.9695° West, 18.1315° North, depth 96 km. Global time and date of event 18/06/17 / 2017-06-18 19:56:39 / June 18, 2017 @ 7:56 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 14:56:39 / 2:56 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 96 km (60 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquake epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Puerto Real (c. 6 200 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Rincón (c. 1 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Puerto Real, San Rafael del Yuma, Rincón (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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: 67 km SE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
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