A minor earthquake magnitude 3.17 (ml/mb) strikes 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Thursday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 110 km (68 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -68.0366 West, latitude 18.2811 North, depth = 110 km. The 3.17-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:00:22 / 7:00 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/03/18 / 2018-03-08 12:00:22 / March 8, 2018 @ 12:00 pm. Unique identifier: pr2018067009. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2018067009.
Epicenter of the event was 80 km (50 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda, San Rafael del Yuma.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, 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 was reported nearby.
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