A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.05 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2018258012. Unique identifier: pr2018258012. The temblor was detected at 16:46:48 / 4:46 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 92 km (57 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 92 km, -67.906° West, 18.2356° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/09/18 / 2018-09-15 21:46:48 / September 15, 2018 @ 9:46 pm.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Puerto Real, Aguada, Rincón (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Puerto Real (c. 6 200 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Aguada (c. 4 000 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Rincón (c. 1 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Each 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 twelve, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days three hundred and seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 65 km SE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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