A minor earthquake magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Santa Barbara de Samana in Dominican Republic. The 3.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:14:35 / 8:14 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/01/17 / 2017-01-29 01:14:35 / January 29, 2017 @ 1:14 am. Unique identifier: pr17029001. Ids that are associated to the event: pr17029001. Exact location, longitude -68.8786° West, latitude 19.7572° North, depth = 86 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 86 km (53 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 78 km (48 miles) from Samaná (c. 11 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Las Terrenas (c. 7 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Las Terrenas, Samaná (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 77 km NE of Santa Barbara de Samana, Dominican Republic.
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