A minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) strikes 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Thursday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16028001. Id of event: pr16028001. Exact location, longitude -68.3742° West, latitude 17.7691° North, depth = 114 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 114 km (71 miles). The temblor was picked up at 04:18:16 / 4:18 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 28/01/16 / 2016-01-28 09:18:16 / January 28, 2016 @ 9:18 am UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Rafael del Yuma (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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