A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.14 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. The 3.14-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:31:43 / 11:31 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018142004. Id of event: pr2018142004. Exact location of earthquake, -67.9978° West, 18.4016° North, depth 98 km. Global time and date of event 22/05/18 / 2018-05-22 04:31:43 / May 22, 2018 @ 4:31 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 98 km (61 miles) below the earth’s surface.
The epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Rincón (c. 1 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rincón, Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days fourty-one and in the last 365 days three hundred and thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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