A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.65 (ml/mb) was reported 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Saturday. Unique identifier: pr2017238006. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2017238006. Exact location of event, longitude -68.3653 West, latitude 18.9976 North, depth = 92 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 92 km (57 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 26/08/17 / 2017-08-26 13:52:11 / August 26, 2017 @ 1:52 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 08:52:11 / 8:52 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 56 km (35 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Miches (c. 9 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 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 Guaymate, Santa Cruz de El Seibo, Miches.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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