A minor earthquake magnitude 3.42 (ml/mb) strikes 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Tuesday. The temblor was picked up at 22:11:03 / 10:11 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018339001. Id of event: pr2018339001. Exact location, longitude -67.9431° West, latitude 18.2361° North, depth = 170 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/12/18 / 2018-12-05 03:11:03 / December 5, 2018 @ 3:11 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 170 km (106 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the event was 62 km (39 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Puerto Real (c. 6 200 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Aguada (c. 4 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Rincón (c. 1 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Puerto Real, Aguada, San Rafael del Yuma. Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days thirty-six and in the last 365 days three hundred and fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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