A light earthquake magnitude 4.32 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 95 km (59 miles). The temblor was picked up at 12:38:23 / 12:38 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2017173005. Ids that are associated to the event: us20009p27, pr2017173005. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/06/17 / 2017-06-22 16:38:23 / June 22, 2017 @ 4:38 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.432 West, latitude 18.1431 North, depth = 95 km.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Cruz de El Seibo, Guaymate, La Romana (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). The epicenter was 65 km (41 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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