A minor earthquake magnitude 3.18 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. Unique identifier: pr2017225006. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2017225006. The temblor was reported at 04:38:58 / 4:38 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/08/17 / 2017-08-13 09:38:58 / August 13, 2017 @ 9:38 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 126 km (78 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -68.6776° West, latitude 17.9763° North, depth = 126 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 59 km (37 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guaymate, Otra Banda, Punta Cana (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 45 km S of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic.
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