A minor earthquake magnitude 3.99 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Salvaleon de Higuey in Dominican Republic. Exact time and date of earthquake 12/09/17 / 2017-09-12 02:07:20 / September 12, 2017 @ 2:07 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 102 km (63 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -68.7961 West, latitude 18.688 North, depth = 102 km. Unique identifier: pr2017255000. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2017255000, pt17255000. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 3.99-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:07:20 / 10:07 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Boca Chica, Bayaguana, Samaná (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 59 km (36 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Boca Chica (c. 46 300 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 12 km NW of Salvaleon de Higuey, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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