A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.35 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Miches in Dominican Republic. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/09/19 / 2019-09-17 06:22:32 / September 17, 2019 @ 6:22 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019260004. Id of event: pr2019260004. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 87 km (54 miles). Exact location of event, depth 87 km, -68.7438° West, 19.0585° North. The 3.35-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:22:32 / 2:22 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Romana, San Rafael del Yuma, Sabana de La Mar (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). The epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days four hundred and twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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