A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from San Jose de Ocoa in Dominican Republic. The temblor was reported at 13:02:32 / 1:02 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: us70003n6s. Event ids that are associated: us70003n6s. Exact location, longitude -70.5922° West, latitude 18.5545° North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/05/19 / 2019-05-17 17:02:32 / May 17, 2019 @ 5:02 pm.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Neiba, Paraíso, Sabana Iglesia. Epicenter of the earthquake was 64 km (40 miles) from Santo Domingo (c. 2 201 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Santo Domingo Oeste (c. 701 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Bella Vista (c. 175 700 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from San Cristóbal (c. 154 000 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Concepción de La Vega (c. 102 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Santa Cruz de Barahona (c. 77 200 pop). 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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