A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.53 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Miches in Dominican Republic. The 3.53-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:35:10 / 8:35 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2017183004. Unique identifier: pr2017183004. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/07/17 / 2017-07-02 12:35:10 / July 2, 2017 @ 12:35 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 104 km (65 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -68.8693° West, 19.077° North, depth 104 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Los Llanos, San Pedro de Macorís, Quisqueya (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 82 km (51 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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