A minor earthquake magnitude 2.94 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. The epicenter was at a depth of 98 km (61 miles). The temblor was reported at 23:20:29 / 11:20 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 12/12/18 / 2018-12-12 04:20:29 / December 12, 2018 @ 4:20 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018346000. Id of event: pr2018346000. Exact location of event, depth 98 km, -68.3128° West, 17.9623° North.
Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Punta Cana, San Rafael del Yuma (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 70 km (43 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days thirty-four and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 55 km SE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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