A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.96 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. Global time and date of event 13/07/17 / 2017-07-13 01:17:19 / July 13, 2017 @ 1:17 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -67.9503° West, 18.14° North, depth 47 km. The temblor was reported at 20:17:19 / 8:17 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 47 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2017194002. Unique identifier: pr2017194002.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rincón, Punta Cana. Earthquake epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Rincón (c. 1 500 pop). Close 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 two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days two hundred and nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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