A minor earthquake magnitude 3.08 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 89 km (55 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 03:02:44 / 3:02 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -68.3843° West, latitude 19.1055° North, depth = 89 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/09/18 / 2018-09-27 08:02:44 / September 27, 2018 @ 8:02 am. Id of earthquake: pr2018270003. Event ids that are associated: pr2018270003.
Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 64 km (40 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Miches (c. 9 300 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santa Cruz de El Seibo, Miches, Salvaleón de Higüey.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days fourty-four and in the last 365 days three hundred and twenty-five 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. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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