A minor earthquake magnitude 2.81 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. The epicenter was at a depth of 105 km (65 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/03/18 / 2018-03-05 22:23:46 / March 5, 2018 @ 10:23 pm. The 2.81-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:23:46 / 5:23 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018064006. Id of event: pr2018064006. Exact location, longitude -67.9326° West, latitude 18.4565° North, depth = 105 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rincón, Punta Cana (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 52 km (32 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Rincón (c. 1 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days thirty-two and in the last 365 days two hundred and ninety-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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