A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) was reported 57 kilometers (35 miles) from La Romana in Dominican Republic on Friday. The temblor was picked up at 13:22:49 / 1:22 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -68.9688° West, latitude 17.9108° North, depth = 21 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17104052. Id of event: pr17104052. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/04/17 / 2017-04-14 18:22:49 / April 14, 2017 @ 6:22 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 21 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 70 km (44 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salvaleón de Higüey, Guaymate, San Pedro de Macorís.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 57 km S of La Romana, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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