A minor earthquake magnitude 3.31 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 105 km (65 miles). Exact location of event, depth 105 km, -68.4461° West, 18.1225° North. Unique identifier: pr2018263004. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2018263004. The temblor was detected at 08:05:15 / 8:05 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 20/09/18 / 2018-09-20 13:05:15 / September 20, 2018 @ 1:05 pm UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 65 km (40 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop). Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guaymate, La Romana, Otra Banda (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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 eighteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 33 km SSE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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