A minor earthquake magnitude 3.32 (ml/mb) strikes 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, -68.4606° West, 17.8795° North, depth 54 km. The temblor was detected at 00:27:24 / 12:27 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 17/11/18 / 2018-11-17 05:27:24 / November 17, 2018 @ 5:27 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: pr2018321005. Event ids that are associated: pr2018321005. The epicenter was at a depth of 54 km (34 miles).
Epicenter of the event was 81 km (51 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Romana, Punta Cana, 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 one, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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