A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 16.5 km (10 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/03/18 / 2018-03-29 23:55:38 / March 29, 2018 @ 11:55 pm. Exact location, longitude -68.112° West, latitude 18.007° North, depth = 16.5 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: pt18088002. Ids that are associated to the event: pt18088002. The temblor was reported at 18:55:38 / 6:55 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 71 km (44 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Rafael del Yuma, Punta Cana (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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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