A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.99 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. Exact time and date of earthquake 31/03/18 / 2018-03-31 03:26:58 / March 31, 2018 @ 3:26 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: pr2018090003. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2018090003. The temblor was picked up at 22:26:58 / 10:26 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 91 km (57 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -68.184° West, 19.1811° North, depth 91 km.
Event epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Otra Banda, Punta Cana (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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