A minor earthquake magnitude 2.97 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. The 2.97-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:37:34 / 8:37 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 96 km (60 miles). Global time and date of event 24/06/18 / 2018-06-24 00:37:34 / June 24, 2018 @ 12:37 am UTC/GMT. Event id: pr2018175000. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018175000. Exact location of event, longitude -68.5885 West, latitude 18.1503 North, depth = 96 km.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guaymate, Otra Banda, Salvaleón de Higüey (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 51 km (32 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. 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 seven, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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