A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.22 (ml/mb) was reported 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Friday. Exact location of event, longitude -68.3278 West, latitude 18.1285 North, depth = 79 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/11/17 / 2017-11-17 13:21:58 / November 17, 2017 @ 1:21 pm. Id of earthquake: pr2017321001. Event ids that are associated: pr2017321001. The 3.22-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:21:58 / 8:21 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 79 km (49 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Event epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Romana, Otra Banda, Salvaleón de Higüey (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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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