A minor earthquake magnitude 3.62 (ml/mb) strikes 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Thursday. The epicenter was at a depth of 115 km (71 miles). Global time and date of event 23/11/17 / 2017-11-23 09:00:38 / November 23, 2017 @ 9:00 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 115 km, -68.3378° West, 18.0986° North. Id of earthquake: pr2017327000. Event ids that are associated: pr2017327000. The 3.62-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:00:38 / 4:00 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Romana, Otra Banda, Salvaleón de Higüey. Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 76 km (47 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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