A minor earthquake magnitude 3.02 (ml/mb) strikes 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Saturday. The temblor was reported at 13:28:11 / 1:28 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -68.3646° West, 19.038° North, depth 24 km. Unique identifier: pr2017238009. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2017238009. Global time and date of event 26/08/17 / 2017-08-26 18:28:11 / August 26, 2017 @ 6:28 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 24 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). The epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Miches (c. 9 300 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santa Cruz de El Seibo, San Rafael del Yuma, Miches.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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