A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.92 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Otra Banda in Dominican Republic. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/06/17 / 2017-06-19 17:17:59 / June 19, 2017 @ 5:17 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 26 km (16 miles). Unique identifier: pr2017170006. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2017170006. Exact location of earthquake, -68.5166° West, 19.1156° North, depth 26 km. The temblor was picked up at 12:17:59 / 12:17 pm (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Miches (c. 9 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Rafael del Yuma, Guaymate, Santa Cruz de El Seibo. Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 53 km NNE of Otra Banda, Dominican Republic.
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