A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma in Dominican Republic. Unique identifier: pr2018079004. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2018079004. Exact location, longitude -68.7656° West, latitude 18.2556° North, depth = 147 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 147 km (91 miles). The temblor was picked up at 19:44:40 / 7:44 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/03/18 / 2018-03-20 23:44:40 / March 20, 2018 @ 11:44 pm.
Event epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hato Mayor del Rey, Quisqueya, Santa Cruz de El Seibo. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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