A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was reported 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Thursday. The epicenter was at a depth of 67 km (42 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17096003. Id of event: pr17096003. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/04/17 / 2017-04-06 08:17:17 / April 6, 2017 @ 8:17 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.0264 West, latitude 17.9825 North, depth = 67 km. The temblor was picked up at 03:17:17 / 3:17 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). The epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Punta Cana (min 5000 pop).
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 twenty-eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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