A minor earthquake magnitude 3.18 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Guaymate in Dominican Republic. The temblor was reported at 15:58:27 / 3:58 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2018339006. Event ids that are associated: pr2018339006. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 115 km (71 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -68.973 West, latitude 18.5955 North, depth = 115 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/12/18 / 2018-12-05 19:58:27 / December 5, 2018 @ 7:58 pm.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Samaná, Bayaguana, Boca Chica (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Event epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Boca Chica (c. 46 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days thirty-seven and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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