A minor earthquake magnitude 3.25 (ml/mb) strikes 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Sunday. Exact location of earthquake, -68.11° West, 18.2163° North, depth 84 km. Unique identifier: pr2017204015. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2017204015. The 3.25-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:10:58 / 8:10 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 84 km (52 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/07/17 / 2017-07-23 13:10:58 / July 23, 2017 @ 1:10 pm.
Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda, San Rafael del Yuma.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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