A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. Exact location of event, longitude -68.2465 West, latitude 17.996 North, depth = 96 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 96 km (60 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: pr15290003. Ids that are associated to the event: pr15290003. The 3.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:15:13 / 1:15 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/10/15 / 2015-10-17 06:15:13 / October 17, 2015 @ 6:15 am.
Event epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Punta Cana, San Rafael del Yuma (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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: 57 km SE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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