A minor earthquake magnitude 3.07 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 73 km (45 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -68.5811° West, latitude 18.1068° North, depth = 73 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 04/04/18 / 2018-04-04 19:47:33 / April 4, 2018 @ 7:47 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018094009. Id of event: pr2018094009. The temblor was detected at 15:47:33 / 3:47 pm (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guaymate, Otra Banda, Salvaleón de Higüey (min 5000 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 two, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days thirty-three and in the last 365 days two hundred and two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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