A minor earthquake magnitude 3.14 (ml/mb) strikes 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Friday. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2018342000. Unique identifier: pr2018342000. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 49 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.14-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:59:35 / 7:59 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 08/12/18 / 2018-12-08 00:59:35 / December 8, 2018 @ 12:59 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.1301 West, latitude 19.1386 North, depth = 49 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Otra Banda, Punta Cana (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 78 km (48 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 earthquakes 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 five, in the last 10 days twenty-four, in the past 30 days fifty-seven and in the last 365 days four hundred and sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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