A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.06 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. Exact location of event, longitude -68.2828 West, latitude 18.9863 North, depth = 33 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 33 km (21 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018097014. Id of event: pr2018097014. The 3.06-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:07:35 / 1:07 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/04/18 / 2018-04-07 18:07:35 / April 7, 2018 @ 6:07 pm.
Event epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Rafael del Yuma, Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days fourty-one and in the last 365 days three hundred earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 46 km NNE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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