A minor earthquake magnitude 3.72 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Salvaleon de Higuey in Dominican Republic. The epicenter was at a depth of 121 km (75 miles). The temblor was reported at 01:08:36 / 1:08 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 18/03/20 / 2020-03-18 05:08:36 / March 18, 2020 @ 5:08 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -68.695 West, latitude 18.6308 North, depth = 121 km. Id of earthquake: pr2020078011. Event ids that are associated: pr2020078011.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Los Llanos, El Valle, Quisqueya. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 2 km (1 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days three hundred and fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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