A light earthquake with magnitude 4.32 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 133 km (83 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2017257000. Unique identifier: pr2017257000. The temblor was detected at 23:40:50 / 11:40 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 14/09/17 / 2017-09-14 03:40:50 / September 14, 2017 @ 3:40 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -68.791° West, latitude 18.2223° North, depth = 133 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Boca Chica (c. 46 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Boca Chica, Miches, Los Llanos (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 25 km SW of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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