A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.16 (ml/mb) was reported 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Sunday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.2831 West, latitude 18.2463 North, depth = 109 km. Id of earthquake: pr2018098016. Event ids that are associated: pr2018098016. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/04/18 / 2018-04-08 09:40:32 / April 8, 2018 @ 9:40 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 109 km (68 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 05:40:32 / 5:40 am (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 39 km (25 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Romana, Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eighteen, in the past 30 days thirty-seven and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 37 km ESE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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