A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. Exact location of earthquake, -68.8298° West, 17.763° North, depth 80 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/01/16 / 2016-01-15 18:38:05 / January 15, 2016 @ 6:38 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16015007. Id of event: pr16015007. The 3.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:38:05 / 1:38 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 80 km (50 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Rafael del Yuma, La Romana. Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 75 km (47 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days ninety-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 71 km SSW of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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