A minor earthquake magnitude 2.93 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma in Dominican Republic. Unique identifier: pr2018096008. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2018096008. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 119 km (74 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/04/18 / 2018-04-06 22:42:37 / April 6, 2018 @ 10:42 pm. Exact location of event, depth 119 km, -68.8196° West, 18.4833° North. The temblor was picked up at 18:42:37 / 6:42 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Los Llanos, Quisqueya, Miches (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). The epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days thirty-four and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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