A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Otra Banda in Dominican Republic. The 3.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:55:34 / 2:55 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr17052002. Event ids that are associated: pr17052002. Exact time and date of earthquake 21/02/17 / 2017-02-21 06:55:34 / February 21, 2017 @ 6:55 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -68.5662 West, latitude 18.809 North, depth = 179 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 179 km (111 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Pedro de Macorís, Hato Mayor del Rey, La Romana (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 86 km (54 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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