A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.82 (ml/mb) was reported 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Wednesday. Exact location of event, depth 93 km, -68.4243° West, 18.7063° North. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2017186007. Unique identifier: pr2017186007. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 93 km (58 miles). The 2.82-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:26:48 / 6:26 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 05/07/17 / 2017-07-05 10:26:48 / July 5, 2017 @ 10:26 am UTC/GMT.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Miches, La Romana, Santa Cruz de El Seibo. Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). The epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Miches (c. 9 300 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 13 km N of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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