A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.56 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2017293001. Unique identifier: pr2017293001. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/10/17 / 2017-10-20 14:56:19 / October 20, 2017 @ 2:56 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 09:56:19 / 9:56 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 94 km (58 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 94 km, -68.458° West, 18.0836° North.
The epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guaymate, Otra Banda, La Romana (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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