A minor earthquake magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) strikes 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, -68.574° West, 18.2201° North, depth 78 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 78 km (48 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/02/17 / 2017-02-17 12:25:41 / February 17, 2017 @ 12:25 pm. The 3.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:25:41 / 8:25 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr17048002. Event ids that are associated: pr17048002.
Event epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Pedro de Macorís, Santa Cruz de El Seibo, Guaymate (min 5000 pop). 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 three, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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