A minor earthquake magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) strikes 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Sunday. The 3.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:38:56 / 7:38 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 20/03/17 / 2017-03-20 00:38:56 / March 20, 2017 @ 12:38 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 72 km (45 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: pr17079001. Ids that are associated to the event: pr17079001. Exact location of event, depth 72 km, -68.5175° West, 18.0095° North.
Event epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guaymate, Otra Banda, Salvaleón de Higüey (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 41 km SSE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic.
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