A minor earthquake magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from La Romana in Dominican Republic. All ids that are associated to the event: pr17093004. Unique identifier: pr17093004. The epicenter was at a depth of 111 km (69 miles). The 3.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:08:39 / 5:08 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -68.847 West, latitude 18.3931 North, depth = 111 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 03/04/17 / 2017-04-03 09:08:39 / April 3, 2017 @ 9:08 am UTC/GMT.
Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Boca Chica (c. 46 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was El Valle, Boca Chica, Los Llanos.
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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