A minor earthquake magnitude 3.12 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 26 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.8825 West, latitude 18.6143 North, depth = 26 km. Unique identifier: pr2017178003. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2017178003. The 3.12-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:18:56 / 2:18 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/06/17 / 2017-06-27 07:18:56 / June 27, 2017 @ 7:18 am.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aguadilla, Aguada, Rincón. Earthquake epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Aguada (c. 4 000 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Rincón (c. 1 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days thirty and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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