A minor earthquake magnitude 2.88 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/12/17 / 2017-12-12 13:55:15 / December 12, 2017 @ 1:55 pm. The 2.88-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:55:15 / 8:55 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 74 km (46 miles). Id of earthquake: pr2017346004. Event ids that are associated: pr2017346004. Exact location of event, longitude -68.2118 West, latitude 18.038 North, depth = 74 km.
Event epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Rafael del Yuma, Punta Cana.
In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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