A minor earthquake magnitude 3.11 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. The epicenter was at a depth of 101 km (63 miles). Global time and date of event 17/08/17 / 2017-08-17 01:23:55 / August 17, 2017 @ 1:23 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 101 km, -68.186° West, 18.8618° North. The 3.11-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:23:55 / 8:23 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017229000. Id of event: pr2017229000.
Event epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Rafael del Yuma, Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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