A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.43 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. Exact location of earthquake, -68.4255° West, 18.1408° North, depth 129 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/04/18 / 2018-04-10 02:36:28 / April 10, 2018 @ 2:36 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018100004. Id of event: pr2018100004. The temblor was reported at 21:36:28 / 9:36 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 129 km (80 miles).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Guaymate, La Romana, Otra Banda. Epicenter of the earthquake was 66 km (41 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days thirty-three and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 32 km SE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic.
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