A minor earthquake magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) strikes 42 kilometers (26 miles) from La Romana in Dominican Republic on Tuesday. Exact location of earthquake, -68.922° West, 18.0482° North, depth 106 km. Unique identifier: pr17074001. Ids that are associated to the event: pr17074001. The temblor was picked up at 21:07:23 / 9:07 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 106 km (66 miles). Global time and date of event 15/03/17 / 2017-03-15 02:07:23 / March 15, 2017 @ 2:07 am UTC/GMT.
Earthquake epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Quisqueya (c. 17 700 pop). Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santa Cruz de El Seibo, Punta Cana, Quisqueya.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.
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