A minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 102 km (63 miles). Global time and date of event 04/02/16 / 2016-02-04 06:43:16 / February 4, 2016 @ 6:43 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -67.961° West, latitude 18.0608° North, depth = 102 km. Id of earthquake: pr16035000. Event ids that are associated: pr16035000. The temblor was picked up at 01:43:16 / 1:43 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Puerto Real, Rincón, Punta Cana. Epicenter of the earthquake was 74 km (46 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Puerto Real (c. 6 200 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Rincón (c. 1 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. 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 five, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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