A minor earthquake magnitude 2.99 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 110 km NE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (68 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 26 km (16 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/03/18 / 2018-03-09 17:38:14 / March 9, 2018 @ 5:38 pm. The 2.99-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:38:14 / 12:38 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2018068008. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2018068008. Exact location of earthquake, -67.7858° West, 19.3873° North, depth 26 km.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-eight 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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 110 km NE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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