A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was reported 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Wednesday. The temblor was reported at 04:38:57 / 4:38 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -68.3878° West, 18.4691° North, depth 81 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17095004. Id of event: pr17095004. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 81 km (50 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/04/17 / 2017-04-05 08:38:57 / April 5, 2017 @ 8:38 am.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santa Cruz de El Seibo, Guaymate, La Romana (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 62 km (38 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. 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 nine, in the past 30 days twenty-nine and in the last 365 days two hundred and nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 12 km S of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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