A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.17 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. Exact location of event, depth 125 km, -68.1513° West, 18.2691° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 125 km (78 miles). Event id: pr2019290013. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019290013. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/10/19 / 2019-10-17 10:48:03 / October 17, 2019 @ 10:48 am. The temblor was detected at 05:48:03 / 5:48 am (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 70 km (44 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda, San Rafael del Yuma.
Every 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days three hundred and sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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