A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. Event id: pr16024000. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16024000. Exact location of earthquake, -68.2652° West, 19.2075° North, depth 24 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 24/01/16 / 2016-01-24 02:41:12 / January 24, 2016 @ 2:41 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 24 km (15 miles). The temblor was detected at 21:41:12 / 9:41 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda, Punta Cana. Epicenter of the earthquake was 81 km (50 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 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 two, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and ninety-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 70 km NNE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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