A minor earthquake magnitude 3.33 (ml/mb) strikes 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Saturday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/11/17 / 2017-11-25 08:23:37 / November 25, 2017 @ 8:23 am. Exact location of earthquake, -68.6343° West, 18.3706° North, depth 132 km. The 3.33-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:23:37 / 4:23 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2017329003. Unique identifier: pr2017329003. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 132 km (82 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Miches, Hato Mayor del Rey, San Pedro de Macorís. Epicenter of the event was 71 km (44 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every 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 eight, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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