A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.44 (ml/mb) was reported 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Saturday. Exact location of event, longitude -68.5735 West, latitude 17.8748 North, depth = 132 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 132 km (82 miles). Global time and date of event 03/06/17 / 2017-06-03 21:53:58 / June 3, 2017 @ 9:53 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017154013. Id of event: pr2017154013. The 3.44-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:53:58 / 4:53 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Salvaleón de Higüey, Punta Cana, La Romana. Earthquake epicenter was 75 km (46 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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