A minor earthquake magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. Exact location of event, longitude -68.0491 West, latitude 18.5655 North, depth = 90 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/12/15 / 2015-12-25 04:17:39 / December 25, 2015 @ 4:17 am. The temblor was reported at 23:17:39 / 11:17 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr15359001. Ids that are associated to the event: pr15359001. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 90 km (56 miles) below the earth’s surface.
The epicenter was 70 km (43 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Salvaleón de Higüey, San Rafael del Yuma, Otra Banda (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days three hundred and fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 37 km E of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
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