A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.19 (ml/mb) was reported 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Monday. The temblor was detected at 07:49:08 / 7:49 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 65 km (40 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -68.3855° West, 17.976° North, depth 65 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018253003. Id of event: pr2018253003. Global time and date of event 10/09/18 / 2018-09-10 12:49:08 / September 10, 2018 @ 12:49 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Otra Banda, La Romana, Salvaleón de Higüey (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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