A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was reported 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, -68.2528° West, 19.1518° North, depth 42 km. Id of earthquake: pr2018285006. Event ids that are associated: pr2018285006. The epicenter was at a depth of 42 km (26 miles). The temblor was reported at 01:17:20 / 1:17 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 12/10/18 / 2018-10-12 06:17:20 / October 12, 2018 @ 6:17 am UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda, Punta Cana (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop). Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes 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 three, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days fourty-six and in the last 365 days three hundred and fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 65 km NNE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
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