A minor earthquake magnitude 3.03 (ml/mb) strikes 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Wednesday. Event id: pr2018066008. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018066008. The 3.03-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:16:18 / 4:16 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/03/18 / 2018-03-07 09:16:18 / March 7, 2018 @ 9:16 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 105 km (65 miles). Exact location of event, depth 105 km, -68.228° West, 18.2556° North.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda, San Rafael del Yuma. Event epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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