A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.99 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. The 2.99-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:45:37 / 9:45 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018083002. Id of event: pr2018083002. Exact location, longitude -67.9256° West, latitude 18.4826° North, depth = 78 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 78 km (48 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/03/18 / 2018-03-24 14:45:37 / March 24, 2018 @ 2:45 pm.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aguada, Rincón, Punta Cana (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 52 km (32 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Aguada (c. 4 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Rincón (c. 1 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days thirty and in the last 365 days three hundred and twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 51 km ESE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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