A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.23 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018076002. Id of event: pr2018076002. Global time and date of event 17/03/18 / 2018-03-17 01:51:13 / March 17, 2018 @ 1:51 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 21:51:13 / 9:51 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.6288 West, latitude 18.0313 North, depth = 96 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 96 km (60 miles) below the earth’s surface.
The epicenter was 57 km (35 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guaymate, Otra Banda, Punta Cana. Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 38 km S of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic.
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