A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from La Romana in Dominican Republic. Global time and date of event 17/01/16 / 2016-01-17 03:47:41 / January 17, 2016 @ 3:47 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -68.8766° West, 18.1625° North, depth 150 km. The temblor was detected at 23:47:41 / 11:47 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr16017005. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16017005. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 150 km (93 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 55 km (34 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Boca Chica (c. 46 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Los Llanos, Boca Chica, Hato Mayor del Rey (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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