A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.87 (ml/mb) was reported 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Tuesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 109 km (68 miles). Event id: pr2018093007. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018093007. Exact time and date of earthquake 03/04/18 / 2018-04-03 09:18:09 / April 3, 2018 @ 9:18 am UTC/GMT. The 2.87-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:18:09 / 4:18 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -68.0105° West, 18.2385° North, depth 109 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Rafael del Yuma, Punta Cana.
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days thirty-four and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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