A minor earthquake magnitude 3.05 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/10/18 / 2018-10-14 00:56:17 / October 14, 2018 @ 12:56 am. The temblor was detected at 19:56:17 / 7:56 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 144 km (89 miles). Event id: pr2018287002. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018287002. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.9263 West, latitude 18.2415 North, depth = 144 km.
The epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Rincón (c. 1 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rincón, Punta Cana. Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days three hundred and thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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