A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, Mona Passage, Dominican Republic kilometers (0 miles) from Mona Passage, Dominican Republic. Global time and date of event 15/02/17 / 2017-02-15 21:08:02 / February 15, 2017 @ 9:08 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.2527 West, latitude 18.0965 North, depth = 73 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 73 km (45 miles). The temblor was detected at 21:08:02 / 9:08 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: pr17046008. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17046008.
Event epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Otra Banda, Salvaleón de Higüey, San Rafael del Yuma.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.
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