A minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. The temblor was reported at 02:44:40 / 2:44 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/04/17 / 2017-04-02 07:44:40 / April 2, 2017 @ 7:44 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 101 km (63 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17092003. Id of event: pr17092003. Exact location, longitude -68.0418° West, latitude 18.2724° North, depth = 101 km.
Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 80 km (50 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda, San Rafael del Yuma.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days two hundred and nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 51 km SE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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