A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. Exact location of earthquake, -68.3736° West, 18.3373° North, depth 115 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 115 km (71 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 09/03/18 / 2018-03-09 11:52:49 / March 9, 2018 @ 11:52 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2018068006. Unique identifier: pr2018068006. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:52:49 / 7:52 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Guaymate, La Romana, Salvaleón de Higüey.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each 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.
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