A minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma in Dominican Republic. The temblor was picked up at 16:11:48 / 4:11 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -68.6675 West, latitude 18.496 North, depth = 108 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 108 km (67 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 27/01/17 / 2017-01-27 20:11:48 / January 27, 2017 @ 8:11 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17027009. Id of event: pr17027009.
Epicenter of the event was 67 km (41 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop). Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Quisqueya, Hato Mayor del Rey, Miches (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 7 km N of San Rafael del Yuma, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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