A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) was reported 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Tuesday. The temblor was reported at 17:18:39 / 5:18 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/04/17 / 2017-04-25 21:18:39 / April 25, 2017 @ 9:18 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2017115007. Unique identifier: pr2017115007. Exact location of event, depth 153 km, -68.6203° West, 18.2431° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 153 km (95 miles) below the earth’s surface.
The epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Pedro de Macorís, Santa Cruz de El Seibo, Guaymate (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-eight 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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