A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. Exact location of earthquake, -68.221° West, 18.2356° North, depth 88 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 88 km (55 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2018292013. Unique identifier: pr2018292013. The temblor was picked up at 05:12:00 / 5:12 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/10/18 / 2018-10-19 10:12:00 / October 19, 2018 @ 10:12 am.
Epicenter of the event was 66 km (41 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda, San Rafael del Yuma (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days three hundred and eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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