A minor earthquake magnitude 3.16 (ml/mb) strikes 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Otra Banda in Dominican Republic on Tuesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 18 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2018093002. Unique identifier: pr2018093002. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.5706 West, latitude 19.0603 North, depth = 18 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/04/18 / 2018-04-03 06:49:20 / April 3, 2018 @ 6:49 am. The 3.16-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:49:20 / 2:49 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 52 km (32 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Miches (c. 9 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hato Mayor del Rey, San Rafael del Yuma, Guaymate (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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