A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 45 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 23:04:31 / 11:04 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr16021001. Unique identifier: pr16021001. Global time and date of event 21/01/16 / 2016-01-21 04:04:31 / January 21, 2016 @ 4:04 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -67.7685 West, latitude 18.7917 North, depth = 45 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aguada, Aguadilla, Rincón. The epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Aguada (c. 4 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Rincón (c. 1 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days three hundred and sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 70 km ENE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
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