A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.58 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from La Romana in Dominican Republic. The temblor was picked up at 20:19:44 / 8:19 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2017230000. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017230000. Exact location of event, depth 126 km, -68.8403° West, 18.4053° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 126 km (78 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 18/08/17 / 2017-08-18 00:19:44 / August 18, 2017 @ 12:19 am UTC/GMT.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was El Valle, Boca Chica, Los Llanos. Epicenter of the earthquake was 49 km (30 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Boca Chica (c. 46 300 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 14 km E of La Romana, Dominican Republic.
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