A minor earthquake magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from La Romana in Dominican Republic. Global time and date of event 15/03/17 / 2017-03-15 15:23:08 / March 15, 2017 @ 3:23 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 110 km (68 miles). Exact location, longitude -68.9284° West, latitude 18.4454° North, depth = 110 km. The 3.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:23:08 / 11:23 am (local time epicenter). Event id: pr17074004. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17074004.
Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 39 km (24 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 5 km (3 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Boca Chica (c. 46 300 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sabana de La Mar, Bayaguana, El Valle (min 5000 pop).
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 four, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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