A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was reported 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 92 km (57 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 19/03/17 / 2017-03-19 20:55:00 / March 19, 2017 @ 8:55 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 15:55:00 / 3:55 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -68.212° West, latitude 18.0949° North, depth = 92 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr17078006. Unique identifier: pr17078006.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda, San Rafael del Yuma (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 78 km (48 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-four 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. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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