A minor earthquake magnitude 3.32 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. The 3.32-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:03:45 / 8:03 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 117 km (73 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/08/17 / 2017-08-10 00:03:45 / August 10, 2017 @ 12:03 am. Unique identifier: pr2017222000. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2017222000. Exact location of event, depth 117 km, -68.5726° West, 18.2458° North.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Pedro de Macorís, Santa Cruz de El Seibo, Guaymate (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 15 km SSE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic.
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