A minor earthquake magnitude 3.01 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018346003. Id of event: pr2018346003. The 3.01-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:46:16 / 12:46 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/12/18 / 2018-12-12 17:46:16 / December 12, 2018 @ 5:46 pm. Exact location, longitude -68.0391° West, latitude 18.2466° North, depth = 99 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 99 km (62 miles).
The epicenter was 54 km (33 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Rafael del Yuma, Punta Cana.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days fourty-four and in the last 365 days three hundred and seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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: 53 km SE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
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