A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.32 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, Dominican Republic region kilometers (0 miles) from Dominican Republic region. Exact location of event, depth 46 km, -68.5628° West, 19.34° North. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/05/17 / 2017-05-16 22:36:50 / May 16, 2017 @ 10:36 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 46 km (29 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2017136024. Unique identifier: pr2017136024. The temblor was picked up at 22:36:50 / 10:36 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salvaleón de Higüey, Santa Cruz de El Seibo, Otra Banda (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Miches (c. 9 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 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 three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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