A minor earthquake magnitude 3.26 (ml/mb) strikes 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Sunday. Event id: pr2017205001. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017205001. Exact time and date of earthquake 24/07/17 / 2017-07-24 02:40:03 / July 24, 2017 @ 2:40 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 21:40:03 / 9:40 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 97 km (60 miles). Exact location, longitude -68.0943° West, latitude 18.1838° North, depth = 97 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 81 km (50 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda, San Rafael del Yuma.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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