A minor earthquake magnitude 2.85 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. Exact location of earthquake, -68.1525° West, 19.033° North, depth 95 km. Unique identifier: pr2018251003. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2018251003. The temblor was picked up at 23:21:57 / 11:21 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/09/18 / 2018-09-08 04:21:57 / September 8, 2018 @ 4:21 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 95 km (59 miles).
Event epicenter was 75 km (46 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda, 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 two, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days three hundred and sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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