A minor earthquake magnitude 3.39 (ml/mb) strikes 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Wednesday. Unique identifier: pr2018031004. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2018031004. Exact location of event, longitude -68.4866 West, latitude 17.9593 North, depth = 84 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 84 km (52 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 31/01/18 / 2018-01-31 11:08:10 / January 31, 2018 @ 11:08 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 06:08:10 / 6:08 am (local time epicenter).
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 Otra Banda, Salvaleón de Higüey, La Romana. The epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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