A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.48 (ml/mb) was reported 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Saturday. Event id: pr2017224003. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017224003. Exact location of earthquake, -68.0846° West, 18.1756° North, depth 106 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 106 km (66 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 03:43:52 / 3:43 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 12/08/17 / 2017-08-12 08:43:52 / August 12, 2017 @ 8:43 am UTC/GMT.
Event epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 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 two, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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