A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.19 (ml/mb) was reported 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Tuesday. Unique identifier: pr2018269002. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2018269002. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 38 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 26/09/18 / 2018-09-26 02:16:48 / September 26, 2018 @ 2:16 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 21:16:48 / 9:16 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -68.2063° West, latitude 19.253° North, depth = 38 km.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Punta Cana (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Event epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days thirty-nine and in the last 365 days three hundred earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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