A minor earthquake magnitude 3.04 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 56 km (35 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/07/17 / 2017-07-18 09:48:57 / July 18, 2017 @ 9:48 am. Event id: pr2017199006. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017199006. Exact location of event, depth 56 km, -68.1531° West, 18.1681° North. The 3.04-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:48:57 / 4:48 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 77 km (48 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda, San Rafael del Yuma.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty-nine and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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