A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.32 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/09/17 / 2017-09-14 13:54:52 / September 14, 2017 @ 1:54 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -68.3985 West, latitude 17.9023 North, depth = 89 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 89 km (55 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2017257002. Unique identifier: pr2017257002. The temblor was reported at 08:54:52 / 8:54 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 76 km (47 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). 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).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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