A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 38 km (24 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pr16041004. Unique identifier: pr16041004. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:04:28 / 6:04 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -68.1784° West, 17.9556° North, depth 38 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/02/16 / 2016-02-10 11:04:28 / February 10, 2016 @ 11:04 am.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Rafael del Yuma, Punta Cana (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 65 km SE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic.
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