A minor earthquake magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. All ids that are associated to the event: pr17036000. Unique identifier: pr17036000. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.7764 West, latitude 17.773 North, depth = 125 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/02/17 / 2017-02-05 00:28:52 / February 5, 2017 @ 12:28 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 125 km (78 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 19:28:52 / 7:28 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Event epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Romana, San Rafael del Yuma.
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. 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 eight, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 69 km SSW of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic.
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