A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) was reported 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Thursday. Exact location of event, depth 119 km, -68.416° West, 18.252° North. The temblor was reported at 01:27:11 / 1:27 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 11/02/16 / 2016-02-11 05:27:11 / February 11, 2016 @ 5:27 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16042003. Id of event: pr16042003. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 119 km (74 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guaymate, La Romana, Otra Banda (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 62 km (38 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 24 km SE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic.
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