A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. The 3.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:17:12 / 2:17 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 121 km (75 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/03/17 / 2017-03-26 06:17:12 / March 26, 2017 @ 6:17 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17085001. Id of event: pr17085001. Exact location of event, depth 121 km, -68.7285° West, 18.0333° North.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Pedro de Macorís, Punta Cana, Otra Banda. Earthquake epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 40 km SSW of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic.
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