A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.57 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. Event id: pr2018082001. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018082001. The epicenter was at a depth of 152 km (94 miles). The temblor was reported at 00:34:37 / 12:34 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/03/18 / 2018-03-23 04:34:37 / March 23, 2018 @ 4:34 am. Exact location, longitude -68.3335° West, latitude 18.5668° North, depth = 152 km.
Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Cruz de El Seibo, La Romana, Guaymate (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 69 km (43 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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