A minor earthquake magnitude 3.16 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/01/18 / 2018-01-31 10:33:23 / January 31, 2018 @ 10:33 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 119 km (74 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2018031007. Unique identifier: pr2018031007. The temblor was reported at 06:33:23 / 6:33 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -68.1875° West, 18.5001° North, depth 119 km.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda, San Rafael del Yuma (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 24 km ESE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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