A minor earthquake magnitude 2.97 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/05/18 / 2018-05-26 10:23:33 / May 26, 2018 @ 10:23 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 110 km (68 miles). The temblor was detected at 05:23:33 / 5:23 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2018146008. Unique identifier: pr2018146008. Exact location, longitude -67.8483° West, latitude 18.3535° North, depth = 110 km.
Epicenter of the event was 64 km (40 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Puerto Real (c. 6 200 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Añasco (c. 6 100 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 Moca, Mayagüez, Puerto Real (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eighteen, in the past 30 days fourty-four and in the last 365 days three hundred and thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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