A minor earthquake magnitude 3.16 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. The temblor was detected at 07:52:54 / 7:52 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 31/05/18 / 2018-05-31 12:52:54 / May 31, 2018 @ 12:52 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -67.9958 West, latitude 18.0975 North, depth = 107 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 107 km (66 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: pr2018151003. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018151003.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 69 km (43 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Punta Cana (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days thirty-seven and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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: 68 km SE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
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