A minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/01/17 / 2017-01-30 23:08:50 / January 30, 2017 @ 11:08 pm. The 3.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:08:50 / 6:08 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 28 km (17 miles). Unique identifier: pr17030004. Ids that are associated to the event: pr17030004. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.1585 West, latitude 18.0802 North, depth = 28 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Rafael del Yuma, Punta Cana (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 62 km (38 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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