A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) was reported 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Thursday. Id of earthquake: pr16043001. Event ids that are associated: pr16043001. The 3.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:01:29 / 11:01 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 83 km (52 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 12/02/16 / 2016-02-12 04:01:29 / February 12, 2016 @ 4:01 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -68.0964° West, latitude 18.0576° North, depth = 83 km.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Rafael del Yuma, Punta Cana (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 67 km (41 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 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. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 64 km ESE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic.
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