A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.25 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Salvaleon de Higuey in Dominican Republic. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 128 km (80 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: pr2018345011. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2018345011. Exact location of event, longitude -68.8253 West, latitude 18.7496 North, depth = 128 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 11/12/18 / 2018-12-11 10:59:46 / December 11, 2018 @ 10:59 am. The temblor was picked up at 06:59:46 / 6:59 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Samaná, Los Llanos, Sabana de La Mar. Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 59 km (37 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days twenty, in the past 30 days fourty-nine and in the last 365 days three hundred and thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 19 km NW of Salvaleon de Higuey, Dominican Republic.
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