A minor earthquake magnitude 3.25 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 13 km (8 miles). The 3.25-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:35:55 / 9:35 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.7418 West, latitude 18.0031 North, depth = 13 km. Unique identifier: pr2018365006. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2018365006. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/12/18 / 2018-12-31 01:35:55 / December 31, 2018 @ 1:35 am.
Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Pedro de Macorís, Punta Cana, Otra Banda (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days thirty-three and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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