A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.84 (ml/mb) was reported 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 94 km (58 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2018285005. Unique identifier: pr2018285005. Exact time and date of earthquake 12/10/18 / 2018-10-12 06:27:25 / October 12, 2018 @ 6:27 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 94 km, -68.1745° West, 18.1501° North. The 2.84-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:27:25 / 1:27 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda, San Rafael del Yuma. Epicenter of the event was 76 km (47 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days two hundred and ninety-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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