A minor earthquake magnitude 3.74 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. The temblor was detected at 06:19:16 / 6:19 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2018339004. Event ids that are associated: pr2018339004, us1000i2q5. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.1775 West, latitude 18.162 North, depth = 74 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/12/18 / 2018-12-05 11:19:16 / December 5, 2018 @ 11:19 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 74 km (46 miles).
Earthquake epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda, San Rafael del Yuma.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days thirty-four and in the last 365 days three hundred and twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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