A minor earthquake magnitude 3.13 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from La Romana in Dominican Republic. The 3.13-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:46:03 / 2:46 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -68.8791 West, latitude 18.3386 North, depth = 110 km. Global time and date of event 13/09/18 / 2018-09-13 06:46:03 / September 13, 2018 @ 6:46 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: pr2018256002. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2018256002. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 110 km (68 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Boca Chica, Miches, Los Llanos (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 46 km (29 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Boca Chica (c. 46 300 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 nine, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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