A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.26 (ml/mb) was reported 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Otra Banda in Dominican Republic on Thursday. Exact location, longitude -68.5551° West, latitude 18.8233° North, depth = 50 km. Id of earthquake: pr2017208009. Event ids that are associated: pr2017208009. The 3.26-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:05:47 / 7:05 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 50 km (31 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/07/17 / 2017-07-27 23:05:47 / July 27, 2017 @ 11:05 pm.
Earthquake epicenter was 62 km (39 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hato Mayor del Rey, La Romana, Miches (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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