A minor earthquake magnitude 3.27 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 109 km (68 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2018104004. Unique identifier: pr2018104004. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/04/18 / 2018-04-14 18:22:46 / April 14, 2018 @ 6:22 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -68.06 West, latitude 18.2295 North, depth = 109 km. The 3.27-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:22:46 / 1:22 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda, San Rafael del Yuma. Earthquake epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop).
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 fourteen, in the past 30 days fourty and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each 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. 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: 53 km SE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
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