A minor earthquake magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Otra Banda in Dominican Republic. Exact location of earthquake, -68.599° West, 18.752° North, depth 121 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 121 km (75 miles). Unique identifier: pr16261000. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16261000. The 3.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:38:53 / 8:38 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/09/16 / 2016-09-17 00:38:53 / September 17, 2016 @ 12:38 am.
Close 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 San Pedro de Macorís, Hato Mayor del Rey, Miches. Event epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 13 km NNE of Otra Banda, Dominican Republic.
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