A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Monday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/12/18 / 2018-12-17 07:29:18 / December 17, 2018 @ 7:29 am. The temblor was picked up at 02:29:18 / 2:29 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -68.3473° West, latitude 18.0405° North, depth = 117 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 117 km (73 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018351019. Id of event: pr2018351019.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Otra Banda, Salvaleón de Higüey, Punta Cana. Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days thirty-five and in the last 365 days two hundred and ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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: 46 km SE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic.
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