A minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. Global time and date of event 03/08/18 / 2018-08-03 15:21:48 / August 3, 2018 @ 3:21 pm UTC/GMT. The 3.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:21:48 / 11:21 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 82 km (51 miles). Exact location of event, depth 82 km, -68.2778° West, 18.8121° North. Id of earthquake: pr2018215010. Event ids that are associated: pr2018215010.
Close 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 Santa Cruz de El Seibo, Guaymate, San Rafael del Yuma. Earthquake epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days thirty-six and in the last 365 days three hundred and eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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