A minor earthquake magnitude 3.05 (ml/mb) strikes 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Sunday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 85 km (53 miles). Exact location, longitude -68.6451° West, latitude 18.2578° North, depth = 85 km. Id of earthquake: pr2018259002. Event ids that are associated: pr2018259002. The temblor was reported at 05:58:36 / 5:58 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 16/09/18 / 2018-09-16 09:58:36 / September 16, 2018 @ 9:58 am UTC/GMT.
The epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Pedro de Macorís, Santa Cruz de El Seibo, Guaymate (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 13 km SSW of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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