A minor earthquake magnitude 2.99 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 85 km N of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (53 miles). Exact location of event, depth 24 km, -68.2698° West, 19.3401° North. The 2.99-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:26:30 / 8:26 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/09/18 / 2018-09-09 01:26:30 / September 9, 2018 @ 1:26 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24 km (15 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2018252000. Unique identifier: pr2018252000.
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. 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 six, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 85 km N of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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