A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.41 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 94 km (58 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 17/06/17 / 2017-06-17 04:40:07 / June 17, 2017 @ 4:40 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 94 km, -68.2616° West, 17.963° North. The temblor was detected at 23:40:07 / 11:40 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2017168004. Unique identifier: pr2017168004.
Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Punta Cana, San Rafael del Yuma (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 70 km (44 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 58 km SE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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