A minor earthquake magnitude 3.17 (ml/mb) strikes 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Thursday. Exact time and date of earthquake 02/11/17 / 2017-11-02 23:48:07 / November 2, 2017 @ 11:48 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 49 km (30 miles). The 3.17-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:48:07 / 6:48 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2017306001. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017306001. Exact location of event, longitude -68.1965 West, latitude 19.019 North, depth = 49 km.
Epicenter of the event was 70 km (44 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda, Punta Cana (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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