A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) was reported 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Guaymate in Dominican Republic on Monday. The epicenter was at a depth of 135 km (84 miles). The temblor was reported at 11:46:09 / 11:46 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -68.878° West, latitude 18.6702° North, depth = 135 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 13/02/17 / 2017-02-13 15:46:09 / February 13, 2017 @ 3:46 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: pr17044001. Ids that are associated to the event: pr17044001.
Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Bayaguana, Boca Chica, Samaná (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 50 km (31 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Boca Chica (c. 46 300 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 two, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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