A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.31 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Miches in Dominican Republic. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/08/17 / 2017-08-27 20:49:02 / August 27, 2017 @ 8:49 pm. Exact location of event, depth 24 km, -68.5795° West, 19.1278° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24 km (15 miles). Event id: pr2017239015. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017239015. The temblor was detected at 15:49:02 / 3:49 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hato Mayor del Rey, Samaná, San Rafael del Yuma (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 59 km (36 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Samaná (c. 11 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 51 km ENE of Miches, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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