A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, Dominican Republic kilometers (0 miles) from Dominican Republic. The 3.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:51:49 / 5:51 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pt18340050, us1000i3b4. Unique identifier: us1000i3b4. Exact location of event, longitude -68.8211 West, latitude 18.5365 North, depth = 128.01 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/12/18 / 2018-12-06 05:51:49 / December 6, 2018 @ 5:51 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 128.01 km (80 miles).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sabana de La Mar, Boca Chica, El Valle (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 51 km (32 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Boca Chica (c. 46 300 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days fourty-four and in the last 365 days three hundred and thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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