A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Miches in Dominican Republic. The temblor was reported at 02:27:51 / 2:27 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000d7mq. Event ids that are associated: pr2018056003, us2000d7mq. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/02/18 / 2018-02-25 06:27:51 / February 25, 2018 @ 6:27 am. Exact location, longitude -69.0102° West, latitude 19.2399° North, depth = 35 km.
The epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Sabana de La Mar (c. 14 000 pop), 35 km (21 miles) from Samaná (c. 11 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda, Guaymate.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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