A minor earthquake magnitude 3.21 (ml/mb) strikes 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Friday. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2018082004. Unique identifier: pr2018082004. The epicenter was at a depth of 123 km (76 miles). The temblor was detected at 02:27:42 / 2:27 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/03/18 / 2018-03-23 07:27:42 / March 23, 2018 @ 7:27 am. Exact location of event, longitude -68.0341 West, latitude 18.1106 North, depth = 123 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Rafael del Yuma, Punta Cana (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 65 km (41 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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