A minor earthquake magnitude 3.43 (ml/mb) strikes 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Miches in Dominican Republic on Sunday. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2017239014. Unique identifier: pr2017239014. Exact location of event, depth 24 km, -68.5748° West, 19.1035° North. Global time and date of event 27/08/17 / 2017-08-27 22:07:40 / August 27, 2017 @ 10:07 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 24 km (15 miles). The temblor was picked up at 17:07:40 / 5:07 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hato Mayor del Rey, Samaná, San Rafael del Yuma. Earthquake epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Samaná (c. 11 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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