A minor earthquake magnitude 3.42 (ml/mb) strikes 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Monday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 126 km (78 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.1343 West, latitude 18.1503 North, depth = 126 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 11/09/18 / 2018-09-11 01:11:04 / September 11, 2018 @ 1:11 am. The temblor was detected at 20:11:04 / 8:11 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2018254001. Unique identifier: pr2018254001.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda, San Rafael del Yuma (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 80 km (49 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 55 km SSE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
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