A minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Otra Banda in Dominican Republic. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/04/17 / 2017-04-15 03:35:41 / April 15, 2017 @ 3:35 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 26 km (16 miles). Id of earthquake: pr17105015. Event ids that are associated: pr17105015. Exact location of earthquake, -68.4131° West, 19.1749° North, depth 26 km. The temblor was detected at 22:35:41 / 10:35 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santa Cruz de El Seibo, Miches, Salvaleón de Higüey. Event epicenter was 70 km (43 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Miches (c. 9 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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