A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) was reported Dominican Republic region kilometers (0 miles) from Dominican Republic region on Sunday. Event id: pr2017134010. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017134010. Exact location of event, depth 88 km, -68.501° West, 17.9001° North. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 88 km (55 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 14/05/17 / 2017-05-14 18:25:08 / May 14, 2017 @ 6:25 pm UTC/GMT. The 3.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:25:08 / 6:25 pm (local time epicenter).
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, La Romana, Punta Cana. Event epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 76 km (48 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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