A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from La Romana in Dominican Republic. The temblor was reported at 03:03:33 / 3:03 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 15/02/16 / 2016-02-15 08:03:33 / February 15, 2016 @ 8:03 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -68.8981 West, latitude 17.8845 North, depth = 88 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 88 km (55 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16046001. Id of event: pr16046001.
Event epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Pedro de Macorís, San Rafael del Yuma, La Romana (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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