A minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 66 km (41 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 66 km, -68.1451° West, 18.8327° North. The temblor was detected at 22:06:10 / 10:06 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/02/17 / 2017-02-25 03:06:10 / February 25, 2017 @ 3:06 am. Id of earthquake: pr17056009. Event ids that are associated: pr17056009.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Rafael del Yuma, Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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