A minor earthquake magnitude 3.28 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/05/18 / 2018-05-18 08:04:52 / May 18, 2018 @ 8:04 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -68.4956° West, latitude 18.0403° North, depth = 89 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018138004, us1000e7vw. Id of event: pr2018138004. The temblor was picked up at 04:04:52 / 4:04 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 89 km (55 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guaymate, Otra Banda, Salvaleón de Higüey (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 31 km SE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic.
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