A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.06 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. Unique identifier: pr2018342001. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2018342001. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 55 km (34 miles). The temblor was picked up at 20:14:51 / 8:14 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/12/18 / 2018-12-08 01:14:51 / December 8, 2018 @ 1:14 am. Exact location, longitude -68.0951° West, latitude 19.062° North, depth = 55 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Otra Banda, Punta Cana (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop). Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days twenty-five, in the past 30 days sixty-two and in the last 365 days four hundred and fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. 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: 62 km NNE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
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