A minor earthquake magnitude 2.99 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. Exact location of event, depth 68 km, -68.4876° West, 18.7523° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 68 km (42 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 2.99-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:21:19 / 7:21 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018213008. Id of event: pr2018213008. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/08/18 / 2018-08-01 23:21:19 / August 1, 2018 @ 11:21 pm.
Epicenter of the event was 63 km (39 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Miches (c. 9 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Miches, La Romana, Santa Cruz de El Seibo.
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 three hundred and thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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