A minor earthquake magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from La Romana in Dominican Republic. Event id: pr16009021. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16009021. Exact location of event, longitude -68.9729 West, latitude 18.3257 North, depth = 111 km. Global time and date of event 09/01/16 / 2016-01-09 21:59:21 / January 9, 2016 @ 9:59 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 111 km (69 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 17:59:21 / 5:59 pm (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 37 km (23 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 43 km (26 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Boca Chica (c. 46 300 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bayaguana, El Valle, Miches (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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: 11 km S of La Romana, Dominican Republic.
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