A minor earthquake magnitude 3.21 (ml/mb) strikes 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Friday. Exact location of event, longitude -67.968 West, latitude 18.3778 North, depth = 88 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/04/18 / 2018-04-13 14:59:37 / April 13, 2018 @ 2:59 pm. The 3.21-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:59:37 / 9:59 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 88 km (55 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: pr2018103005. Event ids that are associated: pr2018103005.
The epicenter was 51 km (32 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Rincón (c. 1 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Otra Banda, Rincón, San Rafael del Yuma (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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 and four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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