A minor earthquake magnitude 3.17 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. Exact location of earthquake, -68.1511° West, 18.0733° North, depth 59 km. The temblor was reported at 11:28:21 / 11:28 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 59 km (37 miles). Event id: pr2018089006. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018089006. Global time and date of event 30/03/18 / 2018-03-30 16:28:21 / March 30, 2018 @ 4:28 pm UTC/GMT.
The epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Rafael del Yuma, Punta Cana (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 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 five, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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