A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma in Dominican Republic. Id of earthquake: us70008ilr. Event ids that are associated: us70008ilr. The epicenter was at a depth of 76.4 km (47 miles). Exact location, longitude -68.6895° West, latitude 18.3426° North, depth = 76.4 km. The temblor was picked up at 07:11:28 / 7:11 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/03/20 / 2020-03-30 11:11:28 / March 30, 2020 @ 11:11 am.
Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 65 km (41 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hato Mayor del Rey, San Pedro de Macorís, Santa Cruz de El Seibo.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days two hundred earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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