A minor earthquake magnitude 3.39 (ml/mb) strikes 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Wednesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 65 km (40 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/08/17 / 2017-08-16 08:03:17 / August 16, 2017 @ 8:03 am. The temblor was reported at 04:03:17 / 4:03 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.4261 West, latitude 18.9171 North, depth = 65 km. Event id: pr2017228003. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017228003.
Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Romana, Guaymate, Santa Cruz de El Seibo. The epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Miches (c. 9 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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