A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.62 (ml/mb) was reported 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Salvaleon de Higuey in Dominican Republic on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 104 km (65 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2018291019. Unique identifier: pr2018291019. Exact location, longitude -68.8383° West, latitude 18.7586° North, depth = 104 km. The temblor was detected at 12:47:52 / 12:47 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/10/18 / 2018-10-18 16:47:52 / October 18, 2018 @ 4:47 pm.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Bayaguana, Samaná, Los Llanos. Epicenter of the event was 59 km (36 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 39 km (25 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-nine and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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