A minor earthquake magnitude 3.24 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. Event id: pr2018068004. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018068004. Exact location of event, longitude -68.0215 West, latitude 18.177 North, depth = 109 km. The 3.24-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:35:28 / 12:35 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 109 km (68 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 09/03/18 / 2018-03-09 05:35:28 / March 9, 2018 @ 5:35 am UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 60 km (38 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Rafael del Yuma, Punta Cana (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 60 km SE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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