A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.21 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 159 km (99 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: pr2019077011. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019077011. Exact location of event, depth 159 km, -68.7651° West, 18.1486° North. The 3.21-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:59:16 / 5:59 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/03/19 / 2019-03-18 21:59:16 / March 18, 2019 @ 9:59 pm.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Cruz de El Seibo, San Pedro de Macorís, Punta Cana. The epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days three hundred and fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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