A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.04 (ml/mb) was reported 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Saturday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 11/08/18 / 2018-08-11 12:55:54 / August 11, 2018 @ 12:55 pm. The temblor was picked up at 07:55:54 / 7:55 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -67.9093° West, latitude 18.3491° North, depth = 88 km. Id of earthquake: pr2018223003. Event ids that are associated: pr2018223003. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 88 km (55 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aguada, Rincón, Punta Cana. Event epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Aguada (c. 4 000 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Rincón (c. 1 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days fourty and in the last 365 days three hundred and fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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