A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. The epicenter was at a depth of 50 km (31 miles). The 3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:20:59 / 7:20 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.5708 West, latitude 18.0386 North, depth = 50 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/03/17 / 2017-03-29 11:20:59 / March 29, 2017 @ 11:20 am. Unique identifier: pr17088004. Ids that are associated to the event: pr17088004.
Epicenter of the event was 61 km (38 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns 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).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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