A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.16 (ml/mb) was reported 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Tuesday. Exact location, longitude -68.1306° West, latitude 18.135° North, depth = 81 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 81 km (50 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 18:17:30 / 6:17 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018023002. Id of event: pr2018023002. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/01/18 / 2018-01-23 23:17:30 / January 23, 2018 @ 11:17 pm.
Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 57 km (36 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Otra Banda, San Rafael del Yuma, Punta Cana (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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