A minor earthquake magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. The 3.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:54:32 / 9:54 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 23/04/17 / 2017-04-23 02:54:32 / April 23, 2017 @ 2:54 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 161 km, -67.9848° West, 18.2596° North. Unique identifier: pr2017113000. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2017113000. The epicenter was at a depth of 161 km (100 miles).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Puerto Real (c. 6 200 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Aguada (c. 4 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Puerto Real, Salvaleón de Higüey, Aguada (min 5000 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 one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 56 km SE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
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