A minor earthquake magnitude 2.96 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. Unique identifier: pr2018261008. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2018261008. Exact location of event, longitude -67.895 West, latitude 19.0991 North, depth = 48 km. The temblor was detected at 00:33:23 / 12:33 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 48 km (30 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/09/18 / 2018-09-18 05:33:23 / September 18, 2018 @ 5:33 am.
Event epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Punta Cana (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days twenty-four, in the past 30 days thirty-five and in the last 365 days three hundred and fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 78 km NE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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