A minor earthquake magnitude 3.19 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/08/18 / 2018-08-21 15:29:04 / August 21, 2018 @ 3:29 pm. The temblor was reported at 10:29:04 / 10:29 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 102 km (63 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -68.0308 West, latitude 18.2123 North, depth = 102 km. Id of earthquake: pr2018233004. Event ids that are associated: pr2018233004.
Epicenter of the event was 57 km (35 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Rafael del Yuma, Punta Cana (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days thirty-two and in the last 365 days three hundred and seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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