A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Miches in Dominican Republic. Exact location of event, depth 92 km, -68.6331° West, 19.0575° North. The temblor was reported at 10:37:01 / 10:37 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 92 km (57 miles). Id of earthquake: pr17098004. Event ids that are associated: pr17098004. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/04/17 / 2017-04-08 14:37:01 / April 8, 2017 @ 2:37 pm.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Romana, Samaná, Hato Mayor del Rey (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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