A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.37 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. Exact location, longitude -68.3646° West, latitude 17.9928° North, depth = 140 km. The temblor was detected at 02:54:48 / 2:54 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 21/11/17 / 2017-11-21 07:54:48 / November 21, 2017 @ 7:54 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 140 km (87 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: pr2017325001. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017325001.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Romana, Otra Banda, Salvaleón de Higüey (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-one 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.
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