A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) was reported 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Friday. The epicenter was at a depth of 62 km (39 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -68.3442° West, 17.958° North, depth 62 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr16022001. Unique identifier: pr16022001. Global time and date of event 22/01/16 / 2016-01-22 06:09:30 / January 22, 2016 @ 6:09 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 01:09:30 / 1:09 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Romana, Otra Banda, Salvaleón de Higüey (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Event epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every 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 four, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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