A minor earthquake magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Miches in Dominican Republic. Exact location of event, depth 76 km, -68.7421° West, 19.4736° North. The temblor was reported at 22:45:49 / 10:45 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 76 km (47 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: pr17051000. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17051000. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/02/17 / 2017-02-20 03:45:49 / February 20, 2017 @ 3:45 am.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sabana de La Mar, Samaná, Miches (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 82 km (51 miles) from Sabana de La Mar (c. 14 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Samaná (c. 11 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Miches (c. 9 300 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 one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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