A minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) strikes 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Sunday. Global time and date of event 25/12/16 / 2016-12-25 14:50:20 / December 25, 2016 @ 2:50 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -68.6585 West, latitude 17.794 North, depth = 62 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 62 km (39 miles). Unique identifier: pr16360000. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16360000. The temblor was reported at 09:50:20 / 9:50 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Romana, San Rafael del Yuma (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).
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 three, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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