A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.94 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 60 km (37 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -68.0195° West, 17.9963° North, depth 60 km. The 2.94-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:38:45 / 8:38 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 18/05/18 / 2018-05-18 01:38:45 / May 18, 2018 @ 1:38 am UTC/GMT. Event id: pr2018138002. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018138002.
Epicenter of the event was 77 km (48 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop). Close 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 Punta Cana.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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