A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from La Romana in Dominican Republic. The temblor was reported at 01:32:15 / 1:32 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 112 km (70 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 112 km, -68.8736° West, 18.313° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/11/18 / 2018-11-17 05:32:15 / November 17, 2018 @ 5:32 am. Id of earthquake: pr2018321007. Event ids that are associated: pr2018321007.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 48 km (30 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Miches, Los Llanos, Hato Mayor del Rey (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 16 km SE of La Romana, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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