A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.19 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo in Dominican Republic. The epicenter was at a depth of 125 km (78 miles). The temblor was reported at 00:07:27 / 12:07 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 08/12/18 / 2018-12-08 04:07:27 / December 8, 2018 @ 4:07 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -68.9725° West, latitude 18.7796° North, depth = 125 km. Id of earthquake: pr2018342004. Event ids that are associated: pr2018342004.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 49 km (31 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Boca Chica (c. 46 300 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 Boca Chica, Bayaguana, Punta Cana.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days thirty-nine and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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