A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.83 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Miches in Dominican Republic. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.7943 West, latitude 19.2046 North, depth = 15 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15 km (9 miles). Event id: pr2018086001. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018086001. The temblor was reported at 21:14:35 / 9:14 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/03/18 / 2018-03-27 02:14:35 / March 27, 2018 @ 2:14 am.
Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Sabana de La Mar (c. 14 000 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Samaná (c. 11 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Guaymate, Hato Mayor del Rey, El Valle (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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