A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.17 (ml/mb) was reported 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, -68.5041° West, 18.2558° North, depth 116 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/05/18 / 2018-05-18 01:55:44 / May 18, 2018 @ 1:55 am. Unique identifier: pr2018138003. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2018138003. The 3.17-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:55:44 / 9:55 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 116 km (72 miles).
Earthquake epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Cruz de El Seibo, Guaymate, La Romana (min 5000 pop). Nearby 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. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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