A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt17174050, us20009p8j. Id of event: us20009p8j. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -67.8049° West, 18.8886° North. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/06/17 / 2017-06-23 12:17:42 / June 23, 2017 @ 12:17 pm. The 3.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:17:42 / 7:17 am (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Aguada (c. 4 000 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Rincón (c. 1 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aguada, Aguadilla, Rincón (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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