A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) was reported 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Santa Barbara de Samana in Dominican Republic on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, -69.3008° West, 19.4032° North, depth 6.25 km. Event id: us1000hs4y. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000hs4y. The temblor was picked up at 08:14:24 / 8:14 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 15/11/18 / 2018-11-15 12:14:24 / November 15, 2018 @ 12:14 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 6.25 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface.
The epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Nagua (c. 33 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Bayaguana (c. 21 100 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Sabana Grande de Boyá (c. 16 800 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Monte Plata (c. 15 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Río San Juan, Monte Plata, Bayaguana. Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 22 km N of Santa Barbara de Samana, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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