A minor earthquake magnitude 3.18 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. Exact location, longitude -68.132° West, latitude 17.9846° North, depth = 68 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/03/18 / 2018-03-21 15:02:25 / March 21, 2018 @ 3:02 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 68 km (42 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018080007. Id of event: pr2018080007. The 3.18-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:02:25 / 10:02 am (local time epicenter).
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 San Rafael del Yuma, Punta Cana. The epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. 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: 66 km SE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic.
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