A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.19 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. Exact location, longitude -68.405° West, latitude 18.1463° North, depth = 114 km. The temblor was detected at 03:50:49 / 3:50 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2018069004. Event ids that are associated: pr2018069004. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/03/18 / 2018-03-10 08:50:49 / March 10, 2018 @ 8:50 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 114 km (71 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Guaymate, La Romana, Otra Banda. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Event epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 33 km SE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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