A minor earthquake magnitude 3.05 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/04/18 / 2018-04-04 06:10:13 / April 4, 2018 @ 6:10 am. The temblor was picked up at 01:10:13 / 1:10 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 74 km (46 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -68.4698° West, 17.9885° North, depth 74 km. Event id: pr2018094003. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018094003.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Otra Banda, Salvaleón de Higüey, La Romana (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days twenty-nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 45 km SSE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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