A minor earthquake magnitude 3.96 (ml/mb) strikes 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Miches in Dominican Republic on Monday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/06/17 / 2017-06-26 06:06:10 / June 26, 2017 @ 6:06 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 132 km (82 miles). Exact location of event, depth 132 km, -68.8816° West, 19.0186° North. Id of earthquake: pr2017177005. Event ids that are associated: pr2017177005. The temblor was picked up at 02:06:10 / 2:06 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Bayaguana, Sánchez, Los Llanos. Earthquake epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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