A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Miches in Dominican Republic. Exact time and date of earthquake 19/01/16 / 2016-01-19 00:49:32 / January 19, 2016 @ 12:49 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: pr16019000. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16019000. Exact location of earthquake, -68.906° West, 18.9969° North, depth 112 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 112 km (70 miles). The temblor was detected at 20:49:32 / 8:49 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bayaguana, Sánchez, Las Terrenas (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 72 km (45 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty 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.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 14 km E of Miches, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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