A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma in Dominican Republic. Exact time and date of earthquake 03/09/17 / 2017-09-03 11:52:45 / September 3, 2017 @ 11:52 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 132.34 km (82 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -68.5917° West, latitude 18.4651° North, depth = 132.34 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:52:45 / 7:52 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000af0d. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt17246002, us2000af0d.
Earthquake epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Quisqueya, Hato Mayor del Rey, Miches (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days two hundred and five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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