A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.01 (ml/mb) was reported 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Wednesday. Global time and date of event 17/05/18 / 2018-05-17 00:39:46 / May 17, 2018 @ 12:39 am UTC/GMT. Event id: pr2018137001. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018137001. Exact location of earthquake, -68.2026° West, 18.0071° North, depth 65 km. The temblor was reported at 19:39:46 / 7:39 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 65 km (40 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Rafael del Yuma, Punta Cana. Epicenter of the event was 67 km (42 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 59 km SE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic.
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