A minor earthquake magnitude 3.13 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/08/17 / 2017-08-16 10:46:18 / August 16, 2017 @ 10:46 am. Id of earthquake: pr2017228005. Event ids that are associated: pr2017228005. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.3711 West, latitude 18.4605 North, depth = 105 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 105 km (65 miles). The 3.13-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:46:18 / 6:46 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Cruz de El Seibo, Guaymate, La Romana (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 39 km (25 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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