A minor earthquake magnitude 3.17 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/03/19 / 2019-03-14 07:06:53 / March 14, 2019 @ 7:06 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 105 km (65 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2019073012. Unique identifier: pr2019073012. The 3.17-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:06:53 / 3:06 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -68.2966° West, latitude 18.251° North, depth = 105 km.
Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Romana, Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eighteen, in the past 30 days thirty-one and in the last 365 days four hundred earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 35 km ESE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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