A minor earthquake magnitude 3.56 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. The 3.56-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:47:07 / 3:47 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -68.2558 West, latitude 18.0515 North, depth = 69 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2017168010. Unique identifier: pr2017168010. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 69 km (43 miles). Global time and date of event 17/06/17 / 2017-06-17 20:47:07 / June 17, 2017 @ 8:47 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Otra Banda, Salvaleón de Higüey, Punta Cana (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 79 km (49 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 61 km (38 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 eighteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 51 km SE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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