A minor earthquake magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Guaymate in Dominican Republic on Friday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/11/16 / 2016-11-12 00:00:56 / November 12, 2016 @ 12:00 am. Unique identifier: pr16317000. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16317000. Exact location of event, longitude -68.9866 West, latitude 18.6261 North, depth = 130 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 130 km (81 miles). The temblor was detected at 20:00:56 / 8:00 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Event epicenter was 38 km (23 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Boca Chica (c. 46 300 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Monte Plata, Samaná, Bayaguana.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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