A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.98 (ml/mb) was reported 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Tuesday. Unique identifier: pr2017199004. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2017199004. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 27 km (17 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.1678 West, latitude 17.9953 North, depth = 27 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/07/17 / 2017-07-18 07:14:04 / July 18, 2017 @ 7:14 am. The 2.98-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:14:04 / 2:14 am (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 70 km (43 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Rafael del Yuma, Punta Cana (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 63 km SE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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