A minor earthquake magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/01/16 / 2016-01-01 16:57:49 / January 1, 2016 @ 4:57 pm. Exact location of event, depth 144 km, -68.6453° West, 18.2663° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 144 km (89 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: pr16001005. Unique identifier: pr16001005. The temblor was picked up at 12:57:49 / 12:57 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 72 km (45 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Pedro de Macorís, Santa Cruz de El Seibo, Guaymate (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 12 km SSW of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic.
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