A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. The temblor was detected at 10:54:32 / 10:54 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.031 West, latitude 18.3353 North, depth = 102 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 102 km (63 miles). Event id: pr2018313010. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018313010. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/11/18 / 2018-11-09 15:54:32 / November 9, 2018 @ 3:54 pm.
Event epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda, San Rafael del Yuma (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days thirty-four and in the last 365 days three hundred and seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 47 km SE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
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