A minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Salvaleon de Higuey in Dominican Republic. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 122 km (76 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 08:03:23 / 8:03 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr17099008. Event ids that are associated: pr17099008. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/04/17 / 2017-04-09 12:03:23 / April 9, 2017 @ 12:03 pm. Exact location of event, depth 122 km, -68.7276° West, 18.6315° North.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Los Llanos, El Valle, Quisqueya (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 63 km (39 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 3 km (2 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 35 km (21 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 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 two, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 2 km NW of Salvaleon de Higuey, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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