A minor earthquake magnitude 3.55 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Miches in Dominican Republic. Exact location of event, longitude -68.7241 West, latitude 19.5025 North, depth = 24 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24 km (15 miles). The temblor was reported at 17:47:43 / 5:47 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 10/09/17 / 2017-09-10 22:47:43 / September 10, 2017 @ 10:47 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2017253006. Unique identifier: pr2017253006.
Event epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Samaná (c. 11 400 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Miches (c. 9 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Samaná, Miches. Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 66 km NNE of Miches, Dominican Republic.
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