A minor earthquake magnitude 3.09 (ml/mb) strikes 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Monday. Exact location, longitude -67.9595° West, latitude 18.4143° North, depth = 38 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017325000. Id of event: pr2017325000. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/11/17 / 2017-11-21 00:30:10 / November 21, 2017 @ 12:30 am. The temblor was reported at 19:30:10 / 7:30 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 38 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Otra Banda, San Rafael del Yuma, Rincón (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Rincón (c. 1 500 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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: 50 km ESE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
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