A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) was reported 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Thursday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16042001. Id of event: pr16042001. The temblor was picked up at 01:20:37 / 1:20 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -67.9685° West, 19.0422° North, depth 26 km. Global time and date of event 11/02/16 / 2016-02-11 06:20:37 / February 11, 2016 @ 6:20 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 26 km (16 miles).
The epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Punta Cana (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days three hundred earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 68 km NE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
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