A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.86 (ml/mb) was reported 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Miches in Dominican Republic on Sunday. Exact time and date of earthquake 27/08/17 / 2017-08-27 22:09:32 / August 27, 2017 @ 10:09 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.6635 West, latitude 19.0891 North, depth = 24 km. The temblor was detected at 18:09:32 / 6:09 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: pr2017239016. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2017239016.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sabana de La Mar, El Valle, San Rafael del Yuma. The epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Sabana de La Mar (c. 14 000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 42 km ENE of Miches, Dominican Republic.
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