A minor earthquake magnitude 3.39 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.2145 West, latitude 18.3371 North, depth = 84 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 84 km (52 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 13:27:20 / 1:27 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/03/18 / 2018-03-11 18:27:20 / March 11, 2018 @ 6:27 pm. Unique identifier: pr2018070007. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2018070007.
Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Romana, Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 81 km (50 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 33 km SE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
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