A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.85 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. Exact location of earthquake, -68.2138° West, 17.9428° North, depth 64 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 64 km (40 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/08/17 / 2017-08-20 18:49:37 / August 20, 2017 @ 6:49 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2017232003. Unique identifier: pr2017232003. The temblor was reported at 13:49:37 / 1:49 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Punta Cana, San Rafael del Yuma (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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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