A minor earthquake magnitude 3.02 (ml/mb) strikes 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Monday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/01/18 / 2018-01-29 16:47:17 / January 29, 2018 @ 4:47 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 100 km (62 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 11:47:17 / 11:47 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -67.9386° West, latitude 18.208° North, depth = 100 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018029005. Id of event: pr2018029005.
Earthquake epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Rincón (c. 1 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rincón, Punta Cana. Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 64 km SE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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