A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Salvaleon de Higuey in Dominican Republic. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 103 km (64 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: pr17027010. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17027010. Exact location, longitude -68.6104° West, latitude 18.5421° North, depth = 103 km. Global time and date of event 27/01/17 / 2017-01-27 21:45:24 / January 27, 2017 @ 9:45 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 17:45:24 / 5:45 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Pedro de Macorís, Hato Mayor del Rey, Miches (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 13 km SE of Salvaleon de Higuey, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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