A minor earthquake magnitude 3.15 (ml/mb) strikes 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Sunday. The 3.15-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:39:58 / 3:39 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2019083008. Unique identifier: pr2019083008. Exact location, longitude -68.3016° West, latitude 18.0553° North, depth = 161 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 161 km (100 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/03/19 / 2019-03-24 08:39:58 / March 24, 2019 @ 8:39 am.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Otra Banda, Salvaleón de Higüey, Punta Cana.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days three hundred and fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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