A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.99 (ml/mb) was reported 10 kilometers (6 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma in Dominican Republic on Saturday. Unique identifier: pr2018097015. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2018097015. The temblor was reported at 15:27:10 / 3:27 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 142 km (88 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/04/18 / 2018-04-07 19:27:10 / April 7, 2018 @ 7:27 pm. Exact location of event, depth 142 km, -68.7298° West, 18.3485° North.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Miches, Quisqueya, Hato Mayor del Rey. Epicenter of the earthquake was 61 km (38 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days thirty-five and in the last 365 days two hundred and five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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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