A minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) strikes 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Otra Banda in Dominican Republic on Sunday. The 3.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:34:35 / 10:34 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 20/02/17 / 2017-02-20 02:34:35 / February 20, 2017 @ 2:34 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -68.6552 West, latitude 18.8607 North, depth = 89 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 89 km (55 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17051001. Id of event: pr17051001.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Samaná, San Pedro de Macorís, Sabana de La Mar. Epicenter of the earthquake was 81 km (50 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. 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 eight, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
How would you describe the shaking?
How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 23 km N of Otra Banda, Dominican Republic.
Copyright © 2017 earthquakenewstoday.com All rights reserved.