A minor earthquake magnitude 3.19 (ml/mb) strikes 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Tuesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 84 km (52 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: pr2018093013. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018093013. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/04/18 / 2018-04-03 19:32:47 / April 3, 2018 @ 7:32 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -68.2386° West, 18.4598° North, depth 84 km. The temblor was detected at 15:32:47 / 3:32 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Guaymate, La Romana, Salvaleón de Higüey (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days eighteen, in the past 30 days fourty-two and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 22 km SE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
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