A minor earthquake magnitude 3.03 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -67.8618° West, latitude 18.9605° North, depth = 5 km. The temblor was detected at 16:15:54 / 4:15 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2017257005. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2017257005. Exact time and date of earthquake 14/09/17 / 2017-09-14 21:15:54 / September 14, 2017 @ 9:15 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Punta Cana. The epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop). Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days fourty-three and in the last 365 days three hundred and seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 70 km NE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
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