A minor earthquake magnitude 3.03 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Miches in Dominican Republic. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/10/17 / 2017-10-26 16:48:30 / October 26, 2017 @ 4:48 pm. The temblor was reported at 12:48:30 / 12:48 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2017299000. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017299000. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -68.6678° West, latitude 19.0828° North, depth = 10 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 52 km (32 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 71 km (44 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). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sabana de La Mar, El Valle, San Rafael del Yuma (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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