A minor earthquake magnitude 3.11 (ml/mb) strikes 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Saturday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 25 km (16 miles). Exact location, longitude -67.8993° West, latitude 19.1183° North, depth = 25 km. The temblor was picked up at 11:25:51 / 11:25 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018258011. Id of event: pr2018258011. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/09/18 / 2018-09-15 16:25:51 / September 15, 2018 @ 4:25 pm.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Punta Cana (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days twenty-four, in the past 30 days thirty-one and in the last 365 days three hundred and fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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