A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) was reported 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 38 km (24 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 02/01/16 / 2016-01-02 07:41:23 / January 2, 2016 @ 7:41 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -68.3257° West, latitude 17.9452° North, depth = 38 km. The temblor was detected at 02:41:23 / 2:41 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16002004. Id of event: pr16002004.
Epicenter of the event was 71 km (44 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Punta Cana, San Rafael del Yuma. Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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