A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.26 (ml/mb) was reported 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, -68.3516° West, 19.231° North, depth 110 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 110 km (68 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/03/18 / 2018-03-14 10:29:39 / March 14, 2018 @ 10:29 am. Id of earthquake: pr2018073009. Event ids that are associated: pr2018073009. The 3.26-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:29:39 / 5:29 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 78 km (49 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Miches (c. 9 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Miches, Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda. Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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