A minor earthquake magnitude 3.42 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. Exact location, longitude -67.9755° West, latitude 18.9356° North, depth = 100 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 100 km (62 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017223002. Id of event: pr2017223002. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 11/08/17 / 2017-08-11 01:43:53 / August 11, 2017 @ 1:43 am. The 3.42-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:43:53 / 8:43 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Otra Banda, Punta Cana (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 60 km (37 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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