A minor earthquake magnitude 3.66 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. The temblor was reported at 08:03:57 / 8:03 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.2466 West, latitude 17.9601 North, depth = 58 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 58 km (36 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2017223007. Unique identifier: pr2017223007. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 11/08/17 / 2017-08-11 13:03:57 / August 11, 2017 @ 1:03 pm.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Punta Cana, San Rafael del Yuma (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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