A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.55 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Miches in Dominican Republic. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/09/17 / 2017-09-05 03:03:48 / September 5, 2017 @ 3:03 am. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2017248002. Unique identifier: pr2017248002. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -68.6991° West, 19.2158° North. The temblor was detected at 22:03:48 / 10:03 pm (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hato Mayor del Rey, Punta Cana, El Valle. Epicenter of the earthquake was 67 km (42 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Sabana de La Mar (c. 14 000 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Samaná (c. 11 400 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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