A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.79 (ml/mb) was reported 17 kilometers (11 miles) from La Romana in Dominican Republic on Friday. Id of earthquake: pr2017139008. Event ids that are associated: pr2017139008. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/05/17 / 2017-05-19 15:29:26 / May 19, 2017 @ 3:29 pm. The 3.79-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:29:26 / 11:29 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -68.8618° West, latitude 18.3083° North, depth = 107 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 107 km (66 miles).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 49 km (30 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Boca Chica (c. 46 300 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Boca Chica, Miches, Los Llanos (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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