A minor earthquake magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from La Romana in Dominican Republic. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/06/17 / 2017-06-24 03:46:37 / June 24, 2017 @ 3:46 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 118 km (73 miles). Exact location, longitude -68.973° West, latitude 18.1505° North, depth = 118 km. Event id: pr2017175000. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017175000. The temblor was reported at 22:46:37 / 10:46 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 49 km (30 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Boca Chica (c. 46 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Punta Cana, Los Llanos, Hato Mayor del Rey.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 30 km S of La Romana, Dominican Republic.
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