A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/12/15 / 2015-12-21 22:30:40 / December 21, 2015 @ 10:30 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 26 km (16 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.9365 West, latitude 19.0991 North, depth = 26 km. Id of earthquake: pr15355007. Event ids that are associated: pr15355007. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:30:40 / 5:30 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Punta Cana (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). The epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days three hundred and seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 75 km NE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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