A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.16 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 102 km (63 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.5243 West, latitude 17.9496 North, depth = 102 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/09/18 / 2018-09-09 15:16:59 / September 9, 2018 @ 3:16 pm. The temblor was picked up at 10:16:59 / 10:16 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2018252016. Unique identifier: pr2018252016.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Otra Banda, Salvaleón de Higüey, Punta Cana. Epicenter of the event was 71 km (44 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 76 km (48 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 48 km S of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic.
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