A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Friday. Id of earthquake: pr2018342003. Event ids that are associated: pr2018342003. The temblor was reported at 23:03:57 / 11:03 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 75 km, -68.0806° West, 18.6286° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 75 km (47 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/12/18 / 2018-12-08 04:03:57 / December 8, 2018 @ 4:03 am.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Rafael del Yuma, Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 66 km (41 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 35 km (21 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days twenty-four, in the past 30 days sixty and in the last 365 days four hundred and eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 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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