A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.65 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 158 km (98 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017217008. Id of event: pr2017217008. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/08/17 / 2017-08-05 10:02:11 / August 5, 2017 @ 10:02 am. The temblor was reported at 06:02:11 / 6:02 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -68.397 West, latitude 18.834 North, depth = 158 km.
The epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Miches (c. 9 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Romana, Miches, Santa Cruz de El Seibo (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Every 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 27 km N of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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