A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Sosua in Dominican Republic. Exact location of earthquake, -70.5167° West, 19.8416° North, depth 23.75 km. The temblor was reported at 05:42:33 / 5:42 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/07/17 / 2017-07-05 09:42:33 / July 5, 2017 @ 9:42 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 23.75 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us100096v6. Ids that are associated to the event: us100096v6.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nagua, Pimentel, Fantino. Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Event epicenter was 47 km (29 miles) from Santiago de los Caballeros (c. 1 200 000 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Puerto Plata (c. 146 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from San Francisco de Macorís (c. 124 800 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Concepción de La Vega (c. 102 400 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Moca (c. 61 800 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Mao (c. 48 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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