A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.81 (ml/mb) was reported 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13 km (8 miles). The temblor was picked up at 10:10:35 / 10:10 am (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2018236006. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018236006. Exact location of event, longitude -68.2473 West, latitude 18.1755 North, depth = 13 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/08/18 / 2018-08-24 15:10:35 / August 24, 2018 @ 3:10 pm.
Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda, San Rafael del Yuma (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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