A minor earthquake magnitude 3.43 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. Id of earthquake: pr2018023001. Event ids that are associated: pr2018023001. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/01/18 / 2018-01-23 22:55:53 / January 23, 2018 @ 10:55 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 18:55:53 / 6:55 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 115 km (71 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.4256 West, latitude 18.6478 North, depth = 115 km.
Event epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Miches (c. 9 300 pop). Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Miches, Santa Cruz de El Seibo, La Romana (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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