A minor earthquake magnitude 3.17 (ml/mb) strikes 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Thursday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 65 km (40 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.4221 West, latitude 18.8726 North, depth = 65 km. The temblor was detected at 11:41:40 / 11:41 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/09/18 / 2018-09-13 15:41:40 / September 13, 2018 @ 3:41 pm. Unique identifier: pr2018256013. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2018256013.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Romana, Miches, Guaymate. Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 76 km (47 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Miches (c. 9 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days twenty-four, in the past 30 days thirty-seven and in the last 365 days three hundred and sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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