A minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Guaymate in Dominican Republic. The temblor was reported at 06:58:35 / 6:58 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/02/16 / 2016-02-02 10:58:35 / February 2, 2016 @ 10:58 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 113 km (70 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -68.9296° West, latitude 18.6487° North, depth = 113 km. Unique identifier: pr16033002. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16033002.
Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Samaná, Bayaguana, Boca Chica. The epicenter was 44 km (27 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Boca Chica (c. 46 300 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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