A minor earthquake magnitude 3.62 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Santa Barbara de Samana in Dominican Republic. Exact time and date of earthquake 21/01/18 / 2018-01-21 11:16:42 / January 21, 2018 @ 11:16 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 97 km (60 miles). The temblor was reported at 06:16:42 / 6:16 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 97 km, -68.9106° West, 19.491° North. Unique identifier: pr2018021001. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2018021001.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Cruz de El Seibo, Sánchez, El Valle (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Sabana de La Mar (c. 14 000 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Samaná (c. 11 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Sánchez (c. 11 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Miches (c. 9 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Las Terrenas (c. 7 700 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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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. 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: 54 km NE of Santa Barbara de Samana, Dominican Republic.
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