A minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. Exact location of earthquake, -67.8435° West, 18.973° North, depth 5 km. The 3.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:17:43 / 7:17 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 23/06/17 / 2017-06-23 12:17:43 / June 23, 2017 @ 12:17 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Id of earthquake: pr2017174002. Event ids that are associated: pt17174050, pr2017174002, us20009p8j.
The epicenter was 73 km (46 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Punta Cana. Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 71 km ENE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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