A minor earthquake magnitude 3.29 (ml/mb) strikes 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Sunday. The temblor was reported at 19:02:57 / 7:02 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2018078000. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018078000. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/03/18 / 2018-03-19 00:02:57 / March 19, 2018 @ 12:02 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 103 km (64 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 103 km, -68.0161° West, 18.2923° North.
Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 81 km (51 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Rincón (c. 1 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Salvaleón de Higüey, Rincón, Otra Banda.
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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