A minor earthquake magnitude 2.85 (ml/mb) strikes 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Miches in Dominican Republic on Sunday. Exact location of earthquake, -68.529° West, 19.2813° North, depth 11 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 21/01/18 / 2018-01-21 22:25:57 / January 21, 2018 @ 10:25 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018021004. Id of event: pr2018021004. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 11 km (7 miles). The temblor was picked up at 17:25:57 / 5:25 pm (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Event epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Miches (c. 9 300 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda, Miches (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 63 km ENE of Miches, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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