A minor earthquake magnitude 3.29 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. The 3.29-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:22:01 / 11:22 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -68.5191° West, latitude 17.9713° North, depth = 77 km. Event id: pr2018287000. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018287000. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 77 km (48 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/10/18 / 2018-10-14 04:22:01 / October 14, 2018 @ 4:22 am.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Otra Banda, Salvaleón de Higüey, La Romana. Epicenter of the event was 70 km (43 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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