A minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. Global time and date of event 04/04/17 / 2017-04-04 04:05:33 / April 4, 2017 @ 4:05 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 117 km (73 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: pr17094000. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17094000. The 3.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:05:33 / 12:05 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.6912 West, latitude 18.1037 North, depth = 117 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santa Cruz de El Seibo, San Pedro de Macorís, Guaymate (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 31 km SSW of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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