A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.36 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Santa Barbara de Samana in Dominican Republic. Unique identifier: pr2018020005. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2018020005. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 24 km (15 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/01/18 / 2018-01-20 21:39:38 / January 20, 2018 @ 9:39 pm. The temblor was picked up at 16:39:38 / 4:39 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -68.924 West, latitude 19.6208 North, depth = 24 km.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sabana de La Mar, Las Terrenas, Miches. Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Sabana de La Mar (c. 14 000 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Samaná (c. 11 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Miches (c. 9 300 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Las Terrenas (c. 7 700 pop).
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 one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-seven 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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