A minor earthquake magnitude 3.19 (ml/mb) strikes 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, -67.7921° West, 18.8843° North, depth 48 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 48 km (30 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/06/17 / 2017-06-28 21:57:45 / June 28, 2017 @ 9:57 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2017179017. Unique identifier: pr2017179017. The 3.19-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:57:45 / 4:57 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Punta Cana (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days eighteen, in the past 30 days thirty-one and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 72 km ENE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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