A minor earthquake magnitude 3.38 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Salvaleon de Higuey in Dominican Republic. Exact time and date of earthquake 31/03/18 / 2018-03-31 15:35:22 / March 31, 2018 @ 3:35 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 11:35:22 / 11:35 am (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2018090010. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018090010. Exact location of event, longitude -68.812 West, latitude 18.8043 North, depth = 105 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 105 km (65 miles).
Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Los Llanos, Samaná, Quisqueya (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. 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: 23 km NNW of Salvaleon de Higuey, Dominican Republic.
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