A minor earthquake magnitude 3.38 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Miches in Dominican Republic. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 32 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.38-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:00:18 / 4:00 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 32 km, -68.6918° West, 18.9896° North. Exact time and date of earthquake 12/05/17 / 2017-05-12 08:00:18 / May 12, 2017 @ 8:00 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017132001. Id of event: pr2017132001.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sabana de La Mar, El Valle, Samaná (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 37 km E of Miches, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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