A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.16 (ml/mb) was reported 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Sunday. Exact location of earthquake, -68.4893° West, 18.3241° North, depth 110 km. Unique identifier: pr2018105002. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2018105002. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/04/18 / 2018-04-15 07:54:46 / April 15, 2018 @ 7:54 am UTC/GMT. The 3.16-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:54:46 / 3:54 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 110 km (68 miles).
Event epicenter was 52 km (32 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Cruz de El Seibo, Guaymate, La Romana.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days fourty and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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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