A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.03 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 82 km (51 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 05:46:00 / 5:46 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/01/18 / 2018-01-24 09:46:00 / January 24, 2018 @ 9:46 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018024003. Id of event: pr2018024003. Exact location, longitude -68.391° West, latitude 18.5218° North, depth = 82 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Event epicenter was 62 km (39 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 7 km (4 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Cruz de El Seibo, Guaymate, La Romana (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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