A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.57 (ml/mb) was reported 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Thursday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017229007. Id of event: pr2017229007. The temblor was reported at 13:57:07 / 1:57 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/08/17 / 2017-08-17 18:57:07 / August 17, 2017 @ 6:57 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 164 km (102 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -68.1298 West, latitude 17.952 North, depth = 164 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Rafael del Yuma, Punta Cana (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 76 km (47 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-seven 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. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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: 69 km SE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic.
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