A minor earthquake magnitude 3.14 (ml/mb) strikes 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Tuesday. The 3.14-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:15:47 / 8:15 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 53 km (33 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.104 West, latitude 19.1043 North, depth = 53 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/09/18 / 2018-09-12 01:15:47 / September 12, 2018 @ 1:15 am. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2018255004. Unique identifier: pr2018255004.
The epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Otra Banda, Punta Cana (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days three hundred and fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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