A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was reported 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Friday. The temblor was picked up at 13:32:40 / 1:32 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -68.3675 West, latitude 18.0401 North, depth = 118 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 118 km (73 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 08/01/16 / 2016-01-08 18:32:40 / January 8, 2016 @ 6:32 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: pr16008008. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16008008.
Earthquake epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Romana, Otra Banda, Salvaleón de Higüey (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-seven 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. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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