A minor earthquake magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.1531 West, latitude 18.1646 North, depth = 68.53 km. The temblor was reported at 06:19:17 / 6:19 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us1000i2q5. Event ids that are associated: us1000i2q5. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/12/18 / 2018-12-05 11:19:17 / December 5, 2018 @ 11:19 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 68.53 km (43 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Event epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda, San Rafael del Yuma (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days thirty-five and in the last 365 days three hundred and thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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