A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.41 (ml/mb) was reported 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Miches in Dominican Republic on Saturday. Exact location, longitude -68.5173° West, latitude 19.3348° North, depth = 127 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/08/17 / 2017-08-05 16:19:46 / August 5, 2017 @ 4:19 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 127 km (79 miles). Event id: pr2017217010. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017217010. The temblor was picked up at 11:19:46 / 11:19 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda, Miches. Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 83 km (51 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Miches (c. 9 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 67 km NE of Miches, Dominican Republic.
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