A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.18 (ml/mb) was reported 95 km NE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (59 miles) on Tuesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 40 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: pr2019351059. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2019351059. Exact location, longitude -67.824° West, latitude 19.248° North, depth = 40 km. The 3.18-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:27:16 / 6:27 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/12/19 / 2019-12-17 11:27:16 / December 17, 2019 @ 11:27 am.
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-nine, in the last 10 days seventy-six, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirty-five and in the last 365 days nine hundred and eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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