A minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) strikes 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Thursday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/02/17 / 2017-02-02 16:14:44 / February 2, 2017 @ 4:14 pm. Event id: pr17033003. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17033003. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 144 km (89 miles). The 3.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:14:44 / 11:14 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -68.2034° West, 18.2777° North, depth 144 km.
Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Romana, Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda. Epicenter of the earthquake was 83 km (52 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days two hundred and one 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.
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