A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. Exact location of earthquake, -68.0955° West, 18.31° North, depth 95 km. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:41:26 / 1:41 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2018076003, us1000d5li. Unique identifier: pr2018076003. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/03/18 / 2018-03-17 06:41:26 / March 17, 2018 @ 6:41 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 95 km (59 miles).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda, San Rafael del Yuma (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Event epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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