A minor earthquake magnitude 3.16 (ml/mb) strikes 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Tuesday. The temblor was reported at 21:17:14 / 9:17 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 14/03/18 / 2018-03-14 02:17:14 / March 14, 2018 @ 2:17 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -68.1918 West, latitude 18.1363 North, depth = 99 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 99 km (62 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: pr2018073000. Event ids that are associated: pr2018073000.
Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda, San Rafael del Yuma. The epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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