A minor earthquake magnitude 3.55 (ml/mb) strikes Dominican Republic kilometers (0 miles) from Dominican Republic on Sunday. The temblor was reported at 02:55:56 / 2:55 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 130 km (81 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -68.735 West, latitude 18.4573 North, depth = 130 km. Global time and date of event 14/05/17 / 2017-05-14 02:55:56 / May 14, 2017 @ 2:55 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: pr2017134000. Event ids that are associated: pr2017134000.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Los Llanos, Quisqueya, Miches. Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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