A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.95 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. Exact time and date of earthquake 30/03/18 / 2018-03-30 02:21:51 / March 30, 2018 @ 2:21 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 55 km, -68.1508° West, 18.0426° North. The temblor was reported at 21:21:51 / 9:21 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2018089000. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2018089000. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 55 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Rafael del Yuma, Punta Cana (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 66 km (41 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 61 km SE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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