A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.12 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 54 km (34 miles). The 3.12-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:46:25 / 1:46 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2018114008. Event ids that are associated: pr2018114008. Exact location of event, depth 54 km, -68.1468° West, 18.053° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/04/18 / 2018-04-24 06:46:25 / April 24, 2018 @ 6:46 am.
Event epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Rafael del Yuma, Punta Cana.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days thirty-three and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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