A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.37 (ml/mb) was reported 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Monday. Exact location of event, longitude -68.241 West, latitude 17.9908 North, depth = 74 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 21/08/17 / 2017-08-21 11:52:47 / August 21, 2017 @ 11:52 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 74 km (46 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2017233003. Unique identifier: pr2017233003. The temblor was picked up at 06:52:47 / 6:52 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Punta Cana, San Rafael del Yuma. Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 68 km (42 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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