A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.18 (ml/mb) was reported 81 km NE of Santa Barbara de Samana, Dominican Republic (50 miles) on Tuesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/05/18 / 2018-05-23 03:16:01 / May 23, 2018 @ 3:16 am. Exact location of event, depth 35 km, -68.8191° West, 19.7498° North. The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). The temblor was reported at 22:16:01 / 10:16 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2018143001. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018143001.
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 six, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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